On The Avenue

A Stark Setting for a Fashionable Benefit

by AVENUE insider Photographed by Rob Rich/Societyallure.com
Monday, May 22, 2017

The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) hosted its fourth annual Collaborating for a Cure Luncheon at the home of Andrea Stark on Wednesday, May 17th, 2017, featuring a Carolina Herrera fashion show. Event Chairs included Lauren Lawrence, Pamela Morgan, Andrea Stark and Marion Waxman, with Erica Linden-Fineberg as Co-Chair. The Event Committee included Sharon Bush, Maria Elena Christiansen, Denise De Luca, Boo Grace, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Susan Gutfreund, Mai Hallingby Harrison, Michelle-Marie Heinemann, Yaz Hernandez, Michele Gerber Klein, Patricia Kluge, Jeanne Lawrence, Valerie Lettan, Lauren Day Roberts, Barbara Tober and Karen Amster-Young.

Notable attendees included Michelle Herbert, William T. Sullivan, Judge Jeanine Piro, Vicky Tiel, Judith Miller, April Gow, Alma Continanzi, Anka Palitz, Arlene Lazare, Andrea Schlossberg, Bernice Schwartz, Chris Arlotta, Caroline Lieberman, Gale Sitomer, Gwen Marder, Jennifer Saraf Myles, Ingeborg Rennert, Marlene Brown, Marcia Levine, Randi Schatz, Roy Fischer, Sherry Wiener, Valerie Lettan, Dr.Georgia Witkin, Tina Beriro, Jodi Rose, Nicole Salmasi, Kathy Gantz and Maribel Lieberman.

Mrs. Stark pointed out that Collaborating for a Cure funds researchers working together to find new therapies for cancer patients and someday find cures – like a breakthrough treatment developed by SWCRF Founder and CEO Samuel Waxman, M.D., with researchers from Shanghai for APL, a form of leukemia, which resulted in a 95 percent cure rate for the disease.

During her speech, Mrs. Waxman highlighted that every dollar raised for The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation goes to research to save lives of people who are dealing with cancer. SWCRF Executive Director William T. Sullivan, proudly proclaimed that since it was established, the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation has raised over $90 million.

The fashion show presented Herrera’s elegant pre-fall collection.

“Every year, this by-invitation-only and sold-out event has grown in support, doubling in attendance since it debuted in 2014,” said Dr. Waxman. “The Waxman Foundation was founded as a result of the generosity of the fashion industry. We are most grateful to Carolina Herrera for their participation this year.”


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