|On Wednesday, November 14, 2012, Max Mara and the Associates Committee of The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) hosted the annual Fall Party at The Four Seasons Restaurant in New York. The lavish evening was Co-Chaired by Hayley Bloomingdale, Joanna Baker de Neufville, Emilia Fanjul Pfeifler and Cynthia Smith with Honorary Chairman Maria Giulia Maramotti of Max Mara.|
|The glamorous evening included cocktails, dinner, and dancing for a high-profile crowd from the fashion, music, arts, philanthropy, and New York society spheres. Associates Committee Chairman Shoshanna Gruss welcomed more than 365 guests. During dinner Nina Pickett, Administrator of the MSKCC Department of Pediactrics spoke to the importance of the Pediatric Family Housing Endowment’s work for child cancer patients and their families, followed by an auction led by Sotheby’s auctioneer Jamie Niven.|
|The sold‐out event raised more than $540,000 for The Society’s Pediatric Family Housing Endowment, which assists needy out-of-town families with the cost of overnight stays associated with their cancer treatment at MSKCC’s renowned Pediatrics Department. The Associates Committee has pledged to raise $2 million over five years for the Pediatric Family Housing Endowment. In the past year, approximately 225 pediatric patients and their families were accommodated for over 1000 nights in New York City through this funding. The housing program allows children the comfort and support of being close to their family while receiving cancer treatment, which can require them to be in New York City for weeks, or even months, at a time. For more information, visit www.thesocietyofmskcc.org.|
|Notable guests included: Bridget Moynahan, Rebecca Minkoff, Allison Aston, Fabiola Beracasa, Hayley Bloomingdale, Amy Fine Collins, Peter and Joanna de Neufville, Jacqueline Marie Didier, Lisa and Christopher Errico, Grace Fuller, Eugenie and Nick Goodman, Josh and Shoshanna Gruss, Maria Giulia Maramotti, Melissa Meister, Jamie Niven, Valerie and Wright Ohrstrom, Claudia and Gunnar Overstrom, Sloan Overstrom, Emilia and Brian Pfeifler, Lauren Remington Platt, Dr. Annette U. Rickel, Charlotte Ronson, Marielle and Edmond Safra, Cynthia Smith, Ferebee Taube, Bara and Alexander Tisch, Maria and Jerome Villalba, Eleanor and Jon Ylvisaker, Kimberly Kravis Schulhof, Jessica Sailer, Dani Stahl, Patricia Lansing, Coralie Paul, Rebekah McCabe, and many more.|
|Monday night, a week ago, the Friends of Mount Sinai held their Fall Fete at The Metropolitan Club with 350 attending. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Young Scientist Cancer Research Fund (YSCRF) of The Tisch Cancer Institute at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Danielle and Drew Anderman, Jenny and Benjamin Fischbach, Tracey Hanfling and Elizabeth Right chaired the evening of cocktails, dinner and dessert by the bite, DJ music and a silent auction.
|Tyler Friedman, Chair of the Friends of Mount Sinai, welcomed guests thanking them for their support.
The mission of the Friends of Mount Sinai is to engage young men and women as the next generation of leadership and support for The Mount Sinai Medical Center. The YSCRF provides support for young, motivated, and bright scientists to pursue innovative cancer research with the hope of translating discoveries in the laboratory into successful cancer therapies.
Proceeds from the Fall Fete will establish an award for a new young scientist and will fund a new project in cancer research over two years.
|Last Thursday, November 15th, the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) celebrated its 15th Annual Collaborating For A Cure Dinner and Auction at the Park Avenue Armory. Carmen Marc Valvo was honored with the Humanitarian Award and Dale and Peter Claman received the Distinguished Service Award.
The evening was headlined by The Warren Haynes Band, featuring performances by Peter Frampton and Gregg Allman. Notable guest attendees included Michael and Elin Nierenberg (hosts of the 15th Annual Collaborating for a Cure Dinner & Auction), Hugh Hildesley (Sotheby’s Executive Vice President & Auctioneer), Spencer Waxman (SWCRF Board of Directors), James Frankel (SWCRF Board of Directors), Mary Kantor (SWCRF Honorary Board Member), Michael Burkhardt (Board Member of Voices Against Brain Cancer), Jean Shafiroff (Philanthropist), Tom Murro (The Fox Morning Extra Host), Tor Hamer (Professional Boxer), Suzanne Johnson (Model and Actress) and Peter Tunney (Artist).
|The evening’s host Michael Nierenberg welcomed everyone and stated that “cancer does not discriminate.” He then brought honoree Carmen Marc Valvo to the stage. Valvo, a 10 year colon cancer survivor said he was impressed by the amazing event.
Dr. Samuel Waxman then spoke about the importance of epigenetics, the process of re-teaching a gene how to behave and what the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation is working on to find a cure for cancer. Dr. Waxman introduced honorees Dale and Peter Claman, thanking them for their tireless efforts for SWCRF. Michael Burkhardt read a passage from his blog detailing his thoughts during his battle with cancer. Cancer, he wrote that cancer is like running track, each day more hurdles are added getting higher and closer together. He hopes that his new round of chemotherapy will help him pull down those hurdles.
|More than 950 attended -- corporate executives, board members, and their guests. They raised more than $4 million to support the Foundation’s research efforts to produce a cure, reprogramming cancer cells to deliver tailored, minimally toxic treatments to patients.
The evening’s live auction offered guests the opportunity to bid on exclusive items such a Black Lab puppy which started a bidding war between two attendees, each ending up going home with the adorable dog for $8,000 each. Guests were also able to bid on an exclusive opportunity to meet Peter Frampton, Warren Haynes and Gregg Allman backstage at the event with a signed guitar by each; the winning bids went for $10,000, $8,000 and $8,000, respectively.
|The highest bid of the night went to a luxurious five night stay aboard a Private Yacht complete with a private jet and seaplane for $125,000. Other packages included a trip for ten to the world famous Golden Eye Resort in Jamaica for $70,000, a week stay at a private ocean front villa in Jamaica with private jet service for $65,000, a golf outing for 36 people at Hamptons Hills Country Club in Westhampton, NY for $25,000, a stellar wine tasting for 20 at the winner’s home, catered by Restaurant Associates and décor from by Robin Events for $5,000, two private wine tastings for 25 at Italian Wine Merchants for $22,500, “Suddenly” original artwork by Peter Tunney for $30,000, “Sunlit Birches” limited edition print by Peter Lik for $21,000, Neta Sushi experience with Nick Kim and Jimmy Lau for $25,000, a one of a kind dress and two seats to the Carmen Marc Valvo 2013 New York Fashion Week Show for $4,000 and a five on five game against NBA greats Gilbert Arenas and Jason Richardson for $18,000.
The auction was led by Hugh Hildesley, Executive Vice President of Sotheby’s Auction House. Auction items are currently still available for bidding on Charity Buzz until December 4th. After the auction guests were treated to an exclusive, live performance by rock legends the Warren Haynes Band, Peter Frampton and Gregg Allman.
Photographs by Patrick McMullan (MSKCC) Rob Rich (Waxman).