January 22, 2021

Rufus Wainwright, Sophie Beem Attend ‘Hamptons Happening’

Survivors and supporters gathered Saturday evening for the 13th annual Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation’s Hamptons Happening fund-raiser, which was held under a tent in the sweeping backyard of Maria and Kenneth Fishel’s Bridgehampton, N.Y. estate.
“We’ve raised $90 million to give away to collaborative,” remarked Marion Waxman of the nonprofit her physician husband founded in the Seventies. “The inspiration is to obliterate cancer from this world so the next time we have a great event, it’s a celebration of life and not just a concern about how many lives we hope to save.”
Among the guests personally impacted by the disease was Margaret Hayes, The Fashion Group International’s president and chief executive officer, who was being honored by the organization. “I’m a breast cancer survivor and Dr. Waxman is reasonably unique in that [his foundation] is broadly based and not specific to one cancer. What’s really interesting is that he’s taking an initiative to look at cancer and aging.”
Donning a red Prada suit, Rufus Wainwright was joined by his aunt, Teddy Wainwright, also a survivor, and shared memories of his late mother Kate McGarrigle who lost her battle with clear-cell sarcoma seven years ago.
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