18th Annual Hamptons Happening

The 18th Annual “The Hamptons Happening” was held on Saturday, July 9th at the breathtaking 15-acre Bridgehampton property of Maria and Kenneth Fischel.  In the more than two decades and thousands of restaurant showcases and charity events we have attended, few events can match the culinary line-up or the celebrity star power of “The Hamptons Happening.  In keeping with this tradition, attendees at this amazing event enjoyed a night of delicious tastings from dozens of chefs, restaurants, and beverage companies.  

William T. Sullivan, SWCRF executive director. “Since its founding, SWCRF has been able to invest over $100 million towards collaborative cancer research, in part because of events such as the Hamptons Happenings.”

“Cancer has affected all of us in one way or another. We know the struggles of the disease and pervasiveness firsthand. The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation has one mission: eradicate cancer. I am honored to be able to participate and contribute to this unparalleled organization and such a worthy cause,” said Bess Freedman CEO of Brown Harris Stevens, recipient of the SWCRF 2022 Distinguished Business Leader Award.

“Cancer has touched our family many times. My mother, aunts, uncles, and sister-in-law have all suffered various cancer diagnoses. As a result, our family is very involved in volunteering our time and resources to support cancer research. The Waxman Foundation is a prominent, local leader in this field, and I am honored to take part in their efforts,” said Mark Melchiorre, Executive Managing Director, CIO & Head of Brean Investment Group and recipient of the SWCRF 2022 Finance Leader Award.

“I’ve had friends and family with cancer but because of incredible advancements in treatment there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. I’m proud to be a part of the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation’s fight to find a cure and end this disease once and for all,” said Chef Julian Medina, recipient of the SWCRF 2022 Hospitality and Service Award.

“Max Mara is honored to be partnering with the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation, an organization whose mission is to eliminate cancer through innovative and collaborative research. At Max Mara, we honor those who have been impacted by cancer and we are proud to help in the fight to free the world from this devastating disease,” Cristian Notari, CEO of Max Mara USA, recipient of the SWCRF 2022 Fashion Cares Award. The best part about participating is that guests raise vital funds for life-saving, collaborative cancer research all while enjoying a night filled with delicious tastings from dozens of chefs, restaurants, and beverage companies.