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Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff Hosts Event in Honor of the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation

Jean Shafiroff, philanthropist, author and television host, hosted a luncheon at Café Boulud at The Brazilian Court Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida in honor of the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) of which Jean was a past honoree and devoted supporter. The luncheon was attended by over 20 VIP guests. Jean Shafiroff spoke about the wonderful work that the charity performs in pursuit of cancer research and made a donation to the foundation on behalf of the attendees.

Jean Shafiroff at the Brazilian Court Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida

(Photo Credit: Annie Watt Photography)

The Waxman Foundation has grown its International Network on Aging and Cancer. Launched in 2018, this network brings together government agencies, pharmaceutical companies, philanthropists, research labs and universities, and other foundations to work together to address the rising incidence of cancer associated with aging and discover innovative preventions and treatments.

Those in attendance included Jean Shafiroff, Martin Shafiroff, Sharon Bush, Bob Murray, Kim Dryer, Anka Palitz, Ava Roosevelt, Patty Raynes, David Hochberg, Lieba Nesis, Lauren Roberts and Bob Roberts, Arnie Rosenshein and Paola Bacchini, Pamela Morgan, Vicki Schneps, Pamela O'Connor and Alex Hamer.

More on The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation

The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation is an international 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. For more information, visit

More on Jean Shafiroff

Jean Shafiroff is a philanthropist, humanitarian, TV host, writer, and the author of the book "Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life By What You Give". She serves on the boards of many charitable organizations and each year chairs upwards of eight different charity galas. Among the many causes she champions are those involved in women’s rights, rights of underserved populations, health care, and animal welfare.

Jean serves on the boards of the American Humane, The New York Women's Foundation, Southampton Hospital Association, NYC Mission Society, Couture Council of the Museum at FIT, French Heritage Society, Casita Maria, Global Strays, and Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation Honorary Board. A Catholic, she has served on the board of the Jewish Board for 28 years and now is one of their honorary trustees. For more information please visit

By ML Staff. Images Courtesy Of Annie Watt Photography


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