Tuesday, November 21, 2017

20th Annual THE 'Waxman' Collaborating For A Cure









SAMUEL WAXMAN CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION
 COLLABORATING FOR A CURE Annual Dinner

HONORING IN MEMORIAM
WILLIAM S. GORIN
FORMER CEO,
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.
     

The cavernous, glamorous Cipriani Wall Street-SOLD OUT! This year’s event was attended by about 800 corporate executives, board members, and their guests. The money raised will support the Foundation’s research efforts to produce a cure for cancer by reprogramming cancer cells, and to deliver tailored, minimally toxic treatments to patients. The scientists funded by the SWCRF have made significant breakthroughs in cancer research, including identifying pathways to deliver novel therapies to treat cancer.!

Silent Auction items are available for bidding at CharityStars.com until November 30th, 2017, and include primo seats  to see one of Bette Midler’s final performances in Hello, Dolly!; Tickets to The Dr. OZ Show and The Ellen DeGeneres Show; a caviar luxury spa package at the Ritz-Carlton in New York City; signed jerseys from New York Jets legend Joe Namath and the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Franco Harris; hotel stays including the Club Barbados Resort & Spa, the Verandah Resort & Spa in Antigua, and the Andaz Hotel in West Hollywood, California; dinner gift certificates to top New York City restaurants such as CiprianiCasa LeverDelmonico’s, and La Masseria; a painting by artist Alexey Klokov; and four front-row tickets to see the New York Jetsplay the San Diego Chargers, among many other exciting offerings.


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.

For more information, visit: www.waxmancancer.org. /SWCRF on Facebook/Twitter and Instagram: @WaxmanCancer.