Ladies Luncheon honored Dr. Andrew Jacono, and featured a live fashion show from the house of Ungaro, designed by Kobi Halperin
Heritage Auctions collaborated with the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation for the Luncheon’s First Live Auction
More than 200 people attended the sold out, 9th Annual Collaborating for a Cure Ladies Luncheon benefitting the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF), which made its grand return to New York City at Avra Madison Estiatorio. The sold-out event raised nearly $200,000 for groundbreaking cancer research aimed at improving treatments and decreasing the rising incidence of cancer due to aging.
Dr. Andrew Jacono was honored at the luncheon for his continued support of SWCRF, dedication to philanthropy, and passion for scientific advancement. Ungaro by renowned designer Kobi Halperin was the featured fashion designer at this year’s event. Other notable attendees included: Dr. Samuel Waxman, CEO and Founder of SWCRF, event chairs Marion Waxman and Jani Aronow Gerard; co-chairs Erica Linden-Fineberg, Nancy Litman, Lauren Silvers, and Helen Vaysman; committee members Chris Arlotta, Claire Gilvar, Orital Karelic, Pamela Morgan, Julie Hong, Deanna Passarelli, Lorri Scott, Andrea Wernick, and Karen Amster-Young. Others in attendance were Jean Schafiroff, Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin, Maria Fishel, Dr. Paul Frank, Andrew Lerner, AJ Jacono, Abbie McLaughlin, Dan Gerard, Susan Gutfreund, Mimi Perlman, and Asaf Zamir.
For the first time ever, this year’s event included a live auction with all proceeds going to SWCRF. Roberta Kramer, from Heritage Auctions, facilitated the live auction of limited, curated lots that included a two night stay at Loews Regency Hotel with dinner at Restaurant Daniel by renowned chef Daniel Boulud; a reservation for six at Rao’s; Breakfast at Tiffany’s with a beautiful 18k gold and diamonds Tiffany Knot Pendant, and an iconic Hermés Birkin Bag.
The fashion show concluded the afternoon, displaying a stunning summer collection from Ungaro by renowned designer Kobi Halperin, a long-time supporter of the foundation. Avra’s dining room was transformed into a catwalk as models presented the Summer 2022 collection.
Since its inception in 1976, the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation has awarded more than $100 million to support the work of more than 200 researchers across the globe. SWCRF is committed to allocating an additional $5 million over the next two years, and events like this make these investments possible.
About the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF):
The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation is an international 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 and develops 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 more than $100 million to support the work of more than 200 researchers across the globe. For more information, visit www.waxmancancer.org.