Florida: Jean Shafiroff Hosts Luncheon For Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation

February 7, 2024

by HWM Partners

Philanthropist, TV host, and author Jean Shafiroff recently hosted an impactful luncheon at Café Boulud, nestled within The Brazilian Court Hotel in Palm Beach, FL.

The event was held in honor of the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation, drawing a notable crowd of supporters deeply invested in the Foundation’s mission.

Among the distinguished attendees were Jean Shafiroff herself, accompanied by Martin Shafiroff, along with other luminaries such as Ava Roosevelt, Lee Black, and Harry Cooper, among others.

The gathering provided a platform for Shafiroff to highlight the groundbreaking research efforts spearheaded by the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation.


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Expressing her admiration for the Foundation’s work, Shafiroff remarked, “I am deeply moved by the incredible work the Waxman Foundation funds to discover new cancer treatments. I am inspired by their Institute Without WallsTM program which requires scientists to work together to speed up the pace of research.” She also shared a personal anecdote about how Dr. Waxman had provided invaluable advice and treatment for her father, who lived until the remarkable age of 93.

In a gesture of support, Jean and Martin Shafiroff made a generous donation to the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation on behalf of the attendees, furthering the Foundation’s vital mission.

Jean Shafiroff is widely recognized for her philanthropic endeavors, serving on the boards of several charitable organizations and actively advocating for causes related to women’s rights, healthcare, and animal welfare.

Her book, “Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life By What You Give,” serves as a testament to her dedication to giving back to society.

As for the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation, it stands as a beacon of hope in the fight against cancer, dedicated to funding cutting-edge research aimed at curing and preventing the disease.

Through its collaborative approach and commitment to innovation, the Foundation has made significant strides in advancing cancer research on a global scale.

Since its establishment in 1976, the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation has been instrumental in awarding over $120 million to support the work of more than 200 researchers worldwide, underscoring its unwavering commitment to eradicating cancer and improving patient outcomes.

Photo credit: 1) Camilla Webster, Jean Shafiroff, Meg McCartney. 2) Anka Palitz, Ruth Miller, Pamala Wright. 3) Anka Palitz, Ruth Miller, Pamala Wright. 4) Rick Rose, Kim Dryer. 5) Christopher Twardy, David Weiner, Robert Roberts, Martin Shafiroff, Jacques Acoca, Lee Black, Gregory Holmes. 6) Gregory Hlmes. By Pamala Wright.Mireya Acierto / AnnieWatt.com.

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