Jon & Kate Plus 8
star Jon Gosselin
(above left) made the scene at the 6th Annual Hamptons
Happening to benefit the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation
(SWCRF) on July 25th with Lindsay Lohan
's father Michael Lohan and his hot young fiancée Erin Muller (above right and center). The threesome attended to show their support for a cause which both Gosselin and Lohan regard as personally important to them. Honorary Chair Costas Kondylis, with Event Co-Chairs Laurie L. Schaffran and Marion Waxman led the evening, helping to raise $265,000 to benefit the SWCRF. Hosted by Susan and Louis Meisel, the festivities were held at The Sagaponack
Sculpture Field with Dr. Samuel Waxman as the keynote speaker.
The SWCRF is a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organization that focuses on the most promising strategies for developing cures and treatments for many types of cancers, as well as preventative measures. SWCRF is at the cutting edge of research into alternatives to the traditional treatments of chemotherapy and radiation. Foundation-supported research includes reprogramming chaotically growing cancer cells to behave normally, understanding cancer stem cells, and mobilizing the immune system. These will hopefully lead to precisely targeted treatments or preventatives which will have minimal side effects on the recipients.
Participating restaurants showing their support at the benefit included Annie's Organic Café, Bobby Van's, Brandt Beef, Cavaniola's Gourmet Cheese Shop, Chef Pierrot Signature Catering, DuFour Pastry Kitchens, The Fudge Shoppe, Ichiban Sushi, il laboratoria de gelato, Kneaded Bread, La Masseria, Leo's Latticini, Magnolia Bakery, Manhattan Chili, Nichol's, Pure Dark, The Seafood Shop, Shun Lee, Susan Meisel, Town Line BBQ and Tutto Il Giorno. Beverages were sponsored by Palm Bay Imports, Imperia Vodka, Fire Island Beer Company, Hampton Coffee Company and Pellegrino/Acqua Panna.