Cipriani Wall Street played host to the annual Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) benefit dinner and auction on Thursday, November 12, 2015. The ‘Collaborating for a Cure’ benefit honored fashion designer John Varvatos and featured a musical performance by legendary singer-songwriter John Fogerty. The evening raised over $2.5 million to support the foundation’s research efforts to produce a cure for cancer.
Dr. Samuel Waxman started his mission to find a cure for cancer almost 40 years ago and since its inception, the foundation has invested over $85 million to fund cancer research. One of the key goals of the SWCRF is to develop minimally toxic treatments based on correcting cancer-causing gene function associated with all forms of cancer.
Speaking at the benefit, Waxman highlighted the importance of investing in cancer research and thanked the attendees for their generosity in helping to find a cure. The event also honored fashion designer John Varvatos. Varvatos was presented with the SWCRF Fashion Cares Award for his work with the foundation. In his heartfelt speech he shared that cancer had hit him quite close to home with his father, sister, and brother all being affected by the disease.
The evening closed out with a all star performance by John Fogerty, who seems to sound the exact same he did decades ago.
For more information about the foundation or ways to become involved visit here.