Event To Benefit The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation
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Nicole Miller and the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation announced that fashion designer Nicole Miller will be honored at the 15th Annual The Hamptons Happening benefiting cancer research on Saturday, July 13, 2019. The SWCRF is honoring Ms. Miller for her longstanding support of research to eradicate cancer.
Ms. Miller is known for her philanthropic support of health-related causes and previously collaborated with the SWCRF to support cancer research. In 2014, Ms. Miller joined forces with the SWCRF to launch the inaugural Collaborating for a Cure Ladies Luncheon fashion show event that each year since has featured a distinguished fashion designer and has raised more than $600,000 for cancer research. The Ladies Luncheon event is now in its seventh year.
“I am thrilled to be honored by The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation. The organization’s funding for innovation research is leading the cancer treatment revolution and has helped countless people living with Cancer. I urge everyone to support this event and the Samuel Waxmen Cancer Research Foundation so they can continue to change the lives of people living with Cancer,” said fashion designer Nicole Miller who heads her global womenswear brand Nicole Miller.
“We are delighted to confer this honor to Nicole Miller and are grateful to her for demonstrating a commitment to curing one of the world’s most devastating diseases. The support she has provided to the SWCRF helps fill gaps in private funding for novel approaches to cancer research and has helped lead to significant breakthroughs,” said Dr. Samuel Waxman, Founder and CEO of the SWCRF.
In its fifteenth year, The Hamptons Happening has become one of the Hamptons area’s premier charity events of the summer. This year, the SWCRF will feature a “Tour de Cuisine” theme that will offer gourmet food, wine and spirit tastings from some of the world’s favorite culinary destinations provided by some of the top chefs and restaurants in New York City and the Hamptons.
In its 15th year, the Hamptons Happening was one of the first charity events for cancer research to offer tastings from South Fork’s and New York City’s most celebrated chefs. While the Hamptons summer calendar has become filled with an assortment of food- and wine-related events, only the Hamptons Happening supports research that is uncovering the genetic and non-genetic changes that lead to cancer in the brain, breast, ovaries, pancreas, prostate, and other organs as well as blood-borne cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma.
About Nicole Miller
An American born to a French mother, Nicole was trained at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Chambre Syndicale De La Haute Couture in Paris. RISD inspired her sense of freedom and creativity while Chambre Syndicale gave her mastery of the classic French techniques of haute couture. In 1982, Nicole, along with her business partner Bud Konheim, launched her eponymous collection. The brand quickly became well known in the fashion industry. The line grew to include dresses, sportswear, and activewear as well as a line of men’s ties. Over the past 25 years, Nicole’s designs have garnered a loyal following of celebrity fans including Angelina Jolie, Beyoncé, and Blake Lively, amongst others. Nicole is a CFDA member and has been the recipient of numerous industry awards such as the Legend of Fashion Award (2006), Fashion Group International Lifetime Achievement Award (2012), and the visionary Woman Award (2014). Nicole lives in New York City with her husband and son, spending weekends traveling or entertaining at her summer home in Sag Harbor, New York. A strong believer in protecting our natural environment, Miller actively supports the Rocky Mountain Institute and Robert Kennedy Jr.’s Riverkeeper.
About the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF)
The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation is a 501(c)3 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 abnormal gene function that causes cancer and develops minimally toxic treatments for patients. Through the Foundation’s collaborative group of world-class scientists, the Institute Without Walls, investigators share information and tools to speed the pace of cancer research. Since its inception in 1976, the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation has awarded more than $100 million to support the work of more than 200 researchers across the globe.