Ellen Hermanson Foundation Celebrates the Summer Solstice

Monday, June 23, 2014
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This past Saturday, Ellen and Chuck Scarborough hosted the Ellen Hermanson Foundation’s Hamptons Summer Solstice. The event began at 6pm with a lovely champagne reception at the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center at the Southampton Hospital. The VIP guests  enjoyed chilled champagne while touring around the medical center with the foundation’s chairs and the center’s medical director, Dr. Edna Kapenhas. Later on, the reception moved to the Scarborough Estate in Southampton where guests enjoyed the rest of the evening.

This year’s celebration honored Jean Shafiroff and Robert Chaloner. Shafiroff is a devoted and passionate philanthropist and humanitarian. Chaloner is the president and CEO of Southampton Hospital since 2006.

The Ellen Hermanson Foundation was established in 1997 by Julie Ratner, after her sister had battled breast cancer and ultimately died from the disease. The foundation has already raised over $3 million for the battle against breast cancer.  Among the VIP attendees were: Sharon Bush, Jennifer Hartman, Steve Schutzer, Heidi Barucene, Nancy Stone, Leif Bringslimark, Amy Rubin, Jamee Gregory, Peter Gregory, Wendy Neuss, Sam Eskenazi, Elie Tahari, Joanne Blessinger and many others.


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by Beth LandmanPhotographed by Billy Farrall