On Saturday, designer Ramy Brook Sharp was honored for her philanthropic work at the 14th annual Hamptons Happening to benefit the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF). Over the years, Sharp has worked to raise money and awareness for many charities, including the UJA Federation, City of Hope, New York Renaissance Basketball Association (RENS), and Project ALS’s Women & the Brain initiative.
SWCFR is a nonprofit organization dedicated to curing and preventing cancer. The Foundation is a pioneer in cancer research and its mission is to eradicate cancer by funding cutting-edge research that identifies and corrects the abnormal gene functions that cause cancer, and developing minimally-toxic treatments for patients. To date, the Foundation has raised over $100 million to support the work of more than 200 researchers around the world.
The Foundation’s annual Hamptons Happening is one of the biggest social events on the Hamptons calendar and always draws a large crowd. In addition to Sharp, this years honorees included Matt Lambert, executive chef & Co-owner of The Musket Room, and Joe Farrell, founder and president of Farrell Building Company.
This year’s event was hosted by CBS 2 News anchor Chris Wragge. It took place under a tent at the stunning 15-acre Bridgehampton property of Maria and Kenneth Fishel and featured silent and live auctions with everything from fabulous trips to a two-week internship at Ramy Brook on offer.
“I couldn’t believe the response when I reached out to my friends and family to tell them I was being honored,” said Sharp over the phone. “So many people knew Samuel Waxman or had a family member or a friend who had been helped by him. He’s such an amazing man and he’s done so much.”
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