On Thursday June 23, Jean Shafiroff hosted a cocktail party at her Park Avenue home to celebrate the announcement of Southampton Hospital’s Phillips Family Cancer Center.
Guests, including Chuck Scarborough, Barbara Bush, Hunt Slonem, Liliana Cavendish, Blaze Makoid and Cliff Knight, Louisa Benton, Cornelia Sharpe Bregman, Janna Bullock, Alex Donner, Nancy Chemtob, Chiu-Ti Jansen, Barbara and Henry Gooss, Dawne Marie Grannum, Chris and Dick Hiegel, Roy Keane, Valerie and Carl Kempner, Beth Shak and Rick Leventhal, Dr. Kenneth Mark, Melody Meyer, Jay Paul, Ann Rapp, Julie Ratner, Randi Schatz, Cassandra Seidenfeld, Martin Shafiroff, and John Wegorzewski. were on hand to hear from key hospital leadership about the new center. Legendary photographer Patrick McMullan attended the event and photographed guests himself.
Robert Chaloner, President and CEO of Southampton Hospital, spoke about the creation of the center, saying, “Cancer patients undergoing treatment are often physically weakened, and adding a long trip to and from an appointment only adds to the stress.” He continued, “We are grateful to the Phillips family for making cancer treatment closer to home for many patients on the East End of Long Island.” Chaloner also thanked Jean Shafiroff for her hospitality and said that the year she hosted the Hospital’s Annual Summer Party was the most successful to date, raising over $2 million.
Midway through the event, Shafiroff saluted Steve Bernstein, president of the Southampton Hospital Foundation, for his outstanding job in fundraising, and the Phillips family for their important contribution of $9 million to fund the center.
Guests also heard from Drs. Samuel Ryu, Yusuf Hannun, and Kenneth Kaushansky of Stony Brook Medicine, and Dr. Fredric Weinbaum of Southampton Hospital, who each spoke about their individual role in the creation and development of the center.
Guests were encouraged by Chuck Scarborough to continue to support the hospital by purchasing tickets to the 58th Annual Summer Party that will take place on August 6th in Southampton.
For more information about Southampton Hospital’s Summer Party and to learn more about event sponsorship, or to purchase tickets, please visit: www.southamptonhospital.org or contact Kathy Lucas, Director of Special Events at (631) 726-8700, Ext. 3.