Saturday, November 23, 2013

SAMUEL WAXMAN CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION: 16th Annual Benefit Dinner


no lines ever---and smiling staff ready to greet...







Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation
Elin & Michael Nierenberg


Collaborating for a Cure
Dr. Samuel Waxman-noted that research has effectively changed- so much in the past ten years. Kind of like Moore's law
16th Annual Benefit Dinner & Auction
honoring
ARTHUR IMPERATORE
PRESIDENT & COO, NY WATERWAY
and
TADASHI SHOJI
FOUNDER & CHIEF DESIGNER, TADASHI SHOJI COLLECTION

SPECIAL MUSICAL GUEST
TRAIN

 MASTER OF CEREMONIES
CHRIS WRAGGE
CO-ANCHOR OF CBS 2 NEWS THIS MORNING

Attendees:
Dr. Samuel Waxman, Scientific Director and Founder of the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF)
Michael and Elin Nierenberg, 16th Annual Collaborating for a Cure Hosts
Chris Wragge, Co-Anchor of CBS 2 News This Morning
Arthur Imperatore, President & COO, NY Waterway, Honoree
Tadashi Shoji, Founder & Chief Designer, Tadashi Shoji Collection, Honoree
Hugh Hildesley, Executive Vice President & Auctioneer of Sotheby’s
Train, Special Musical Guests
Spencer Waxman, Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation Board of Directors
James Frankel, Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation Board of Directors
Mary Kantor, Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation Honorary Board Member
Martina Arroyo, Opera Singer
Ruth Finley, Founder and Publisher of Fashion Calendar
Andrea Powell, Actress, Ender’s Game

Ruth Finley-Fashion Calendar…icon of NYFW






The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) celebrated its 16th Annual Collaborating For A Cure Dinner and Auction at the landmark Park Avenue Armory on Thursday, November 21, 2013. 



Ruth with designer Tadashi Shoji-who won the Fashion Cares Award;---has a great sense of humor---and funny enough, he did not know what label he was wearing---not his own of course, he designs womenswear!
Arthur Imperatore, President & COO, NY Waterway, Honoree-joked with us that he was 98 years young. Actually he's a sprightly 88. Now if he could only get all of those NY WATERWAY shuttle buses to yield to pedestrians...
Arthur Imperatore was honored with the Humanitarian of the Year Award and Tadashi Shoji received the Fashion Cares Award; the evening was headlined by special musical guest, Train. Notable guest attendees included Michael and Elin Nierenberg (hosts of the 16th Annual Collaborating for a Cure Dinner & Auction), Chris Wragge (Master of Ceremonies and Co-Anchor of CBS2 News This Morning), Hugh Hildesley (Sotheby’s Executive Vice President & Auctioneer), Spencer Waxman (SWCRF Board of Directors), James Frankel (SWCRF Board of Directors), Mary Kantor (SWCRF Honorary Board Member), Ruth Finley (Founder and Publisher of Fashion Calendar), Martina Arroyo (Opera Singer) and Andrea Powell (Actress, Ender’s Game).      


Elin Nierenberg and friends...
SWCRF Collaborating For A Cure host Michael Nierenberg welcomed everyone to the Dinner & Auction, thanking them for their continued support to raise funds for cancer research and introducing Master of Ceremony Chris Wragge. 



Dana Tyler Resiman-a stylist-Imperatore's G-D daughter...


Elin & Michael Nierenberg (l)

To kick off the evening, Wragge spoke a few heartfelt words of how “cancer touches each and every person” and thanked Dr. Waxman for working “each and every day to benefit us in the fight against this disease.” Following dinner, Dr. Waxman gave a short speech, letting the audience know that their support for the SWCRF has made “significant progress in cancer research and are more than on their way to having it under control.” Dr. Waxman then brought honoree Arthur Imperatore to the stage. Imperatore, a cancer survivor and supporter of the SWCRF, stated that the cancer research of the foundation thus far is the “best-of-the-best,” and those whom are part of it are the “most selfless and knowledgeable individuals, especially Dr. Waxman.” Andrea Powell then presented designer Tadashi Shoji with the SWCRF Fashion Cares Award, an annual award honoring individuals in the fashion industry who have survived or had experience with cancer. Powell thanked Tadashi for using fashion as a medicine to make women feel beautiful and confident during difficult times and for his continued support for cancer research. 
 









The dinner, auctionand concert was attended by more than 950 corporate executives, board members, and their guests. The benefit raised nearly $3 million to support the Foundation’s research efforts to produce a cure for cancer by reprogramming cancer cells to deliver tailored, minimally toxic treatments to patients. The scientists who are funded by the SWCRF have made significant breakthroughs in cancer research, including identifying pathways to deliver drugs and novel therapies to treat cancer.





Park Armory is huge-this is a well attended event….





The evening’s live auction offered guests the opportunity to bid on exclusive items such as a White Golden Retriever puppy that started a bidding war between various attendees and received a winning bid of $7,000. 
bring out th smartphone cameras----


Hugh Hildesley, Executive Vice President & Auctioneer of Sotheby’s…on right




even security and byRobin employees…stopped to watch
test tube with cotton candy-nice touch
the food was incredibly delicious…
Additionally, Nierenberg and Dr. Waxman presented the first-ever Sammie Award to Samantha Santiago for her continuous efforts in making the SWCRF Dinner & Auction a success year-in and year-out.



Now a buy sider Michael Nierenberg 




































Guests were also able to bid on an exclusive opportunity to meet Train backstage at the event and receive an autographed guitar; 








...bidding started at $3,500 and sold for $10,000. The highest bid of the night went to a luxurious five-night stay aboard a Private Yacht complete with a private jet and seaplane for $135,000Other packages included the ultimate James Bond experience with a trip to the world-famous Golden Eye Resort in Jamaica for $26,000, a two-night stay at ShuttersSanta Monica in the Presidential Suite for $14,000, a golf outing for 24 people at Hamptons Hills Country Club in Westhampton, NY, for $6,000, a 3-hour cocktail reception, planned byROBIN for $6,000, a private wine tasting for 25 at Italian Wine Merchants for $19,000, a limited edition print and studio tour with photographer Richard Corman for $7,000, a one-of-a-kind abstract painting by Harold Garde for $25,000, 

...“Tree of Serenity” limited-edition print by Peter Lik for $8,000, and the ultimate sushi experience for 10 at Neta Sushi for $9,000. The live auction was led by Hugh Hildesley, Executive Vice President of Sotheby’s Auction House. 
registering for a paddle-two areas no lines---Hugh Hildesley-double checks…(r)

Online auction items— including two-tickets to the Tadashi Soji Fall 2014 Runway Show, second-row seats to watch the New York Knicks up close and personal at Madison Square Garden, the ultimate NASCAR racing experience, and many more— are currently still available for bidding on Charity Buzz until December 4, 2013
 
we check out charity buzz.com offerings every AM---so all you people bidding on NY Ranger tickets…STOP IMMEDIATELY
silent auction---always has great stuff...










silent auction items included People's magazine's sexiest man alive's aura on a guitar







Attendees from the financial industries-always know how to have a good time...











Known affectionately by New Yorkers as “The Waxman,” the yearly fête is considered to be among the top fundraising events in New York City. In recent years, “The Waxman” has raised several million dollars to support the Foundation’s research efforts to produce a cure for cancer. Past celebrity supporters have included the Warren Hayes BandKid RockChevy Chase, Steely Dan, Glenn FreyJoe WalshSheryl CrowJohn Fogerty, and Counting Crows.

Imagine a world in which cancer can be treated without disrupting life, can be cured, or can even be prevented.
After the auction, guests were treated to an exclusive, live performance by music legends, Train.
http://www.waxmancancer.org