SAMUEL WAXMAN CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION
COLLABORATING FOR A CURE Annual Dinner
HONORING IN MEMORIAM
WILLIAM S. GORIN
MFA FINANCIAL, INC
The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) celebrated the 20th Anniversary of its annual Collaborating for a Cure Benefit Dinner & Auction at Cipriani Wall Street, posthumously honoring William S. Gorin, former CEO of MFA Financial, Inc., and featuring a musical performance by The Avett Brothers.
|Avett Brothers-a little bit rock, country, roots and a lot of bit- harmonies. Awesome live band|
|Gorgeous table settings-BYROBIN|
The gala also introduced SWCRF’s new Partnerships for Aging and Cancer Research Program, in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute on Aging.
Chris Wragge, co-anchor of CBS 2 News This Morning, served as master of ceremonies for the event, which raised approximately $2.5 million for SWCRF cancer research programs.
|Live Auction highlights- conjured up by Hugh Hildesley, Executive Vice President of Sotheby’s-include adorable puppy ...|
|...and 2 house seats for sold-out on Broadway... BRRRUUUUCCCEEEE ($17,000)|
|William T. Sullivan, Dr. Samuel Waxman, Michael Nierenberg (Patrick McMullan)|
About the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation
The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to curing and preventing cancer. The Foundation is a pioneer in cancer research and its mission is to eradicate cancer by funding cutting-edge research that identifies and corrects abnormal gene function that causes cancer. This research is the basis for developing minimally toxic treatments for patients. Through the Foundation’s collaborative group of world-class scientists, the Institute Without Walls, investigators share information and tools to speed the pace of cancer research. Since its inception in 1976, the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation has awarded approximately $90 million to support the work of more than 200 researchers across the globe.