Philanthropist, foodies, and partygoers flocked to the Hamptons over the weekend to indulge their appetites for divine food and a good cause. It was all for the tenth annual “A Hamptons Happening” fundraiser.
The lovely Maria and Kenneth Fishel estate located in Bridgehampton was the backdrop for the charitable affair as honors went to celebrity chef David Burke, iconic fashion designer Betsey Johnson, and Paul Ridley, co-founder of Row For Hope, to support the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation's (SWCRF) funded research programs to reprogram cancer cells and develop less toxic treatments for patients.
The evening included an awards presentation and live auction presided over by WCBS-TV Channel 2 News anchor Chris Wragge, “A Hamptons Happening” founding co-chair Laurie Schaffran and SWCRF founder and CEO Samuel Waxman, M.D., who announced a $25,000 grant for brain cancer research established by the Fishel family in memory of Avi Concool. Wragge galvanized the audience by holding an impromptu auction to match the Fishel’s donation.
Approximately 400 guests, including former stars of Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of New York City” Jill Zarin and Allyson Shapiro, and Christine Silverstein, a contestant on the current season of FOX’s Master Chef and contributor to The Savory.com, enjoyed cuisine presented by the top chefs, restaurants and food and spirits brands in New York City and the Hamptons.
In addition to David Burke, participating “A Hamptons Happening” chefs, restaurants and food brands included: 75 Main, Peter Ambrose Catering & Events, Arlotta Food Studio, Bostwick’s Chowder House, Bareburger, The Candied Anchor, Carlyle on the Green, Joe Cipro, Chris Coleman, The Cuddy, Dawn’s Delights, Delmonico’s, Elegant Affairs, Erica’s Rugelach & Baking Co., Fresh Hamptons, Georgica, Hampton Chocolate Factory, Hampton Coffee Co., Komegashi, The Living @ c/o The Maidstone, The Loeb Boathouse Central Park, Marcony, Pizza Luca, Red Horse Market, Red Stix, The Seafood Shop, Sen Restaurant, Smush and T Salon.
A fun filled after party sooned followed the fete to celebrate the SWCRF’s new Millennial Society committee.
For more information on the Samuel Waxman Cancer Reach Foundation, visit: www.waxmancancer.org