Southampton resident Jean Shafiroff and The Real Housewives of New York star and Southamptonite Ramona Singer attended the inaugural “Ladies Who Lunch for a Cure” luncheon and fashion show.
The event, which took place on May 6 in New York City, benefited the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Fund.
Founder and CEO Dr. Samuel Waxman said, “Support for charities and foundations has been dramatically cut by the federal government. Therefore, it has been left to philanthropic organizations to find private resources and creative ways to sustain the work of their institutions.”
Nicole Miller, a prominent fashion designer, showed off her Spring/Summer collection at the event. “I am honored to have been asked to launch this even that supports the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation,” Miller said. “It is through research that an end to this dreaded disease will be realized. I am delighted to support such a worthy cause.”
The day included a lunch catered by Restaurant Associates, a raffle including fine jewelry and a free dinner, all-leading up to the fashion show featuring Miller’s “Versailles-period inspired” collection.
Dr. Waxman said, “Not only did her support draw attention to our cause, it also added to our fundraising efforts.”
Since its founding in 1976, the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Fund has raised more than $85 million to support the work of over 200 researchers across the world.