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SAMUEL WAXMAX CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION HOSTS KICKOFF PARTY AT VERSA NEW YORK CITY

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  Dina Lohan Elena Gibbs With Chanel Omari & Dina Lohan The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) hosted a special Cocktail Party on Monday, April 15th, 2024, at Versa in New York City to kickoff two vital SWCRF fundraising events: the 20th Annual Hamptons Happening and the Step Up To Turn Off Cancer endurance event.  Events such as these have allowed SWCRF to invest more than $120 million towards collaborative cancer research programs, supporting hundreds of investigators around the world. SWCRF-funded scientists have made many breakthrough discoveries in the fight against cancer.  Bill Sclight With Cheri Kaufman    Ken Fishel With Maria Fishel   Notable attendees included: Dr. Samuel Waxman, SWCRF CEO and Founder, this year’s Hamptons Happening honorees Arthur F. Backal, CEO Backal Hospitality Group and Cheri Kaufman, CEO C iGive and Founding Partner, Kaufman Studios, Stephen Kliegerman, President Development Marketing Brown Harris Stevens, Marion Waxman, Randi Schatz,

LEESA ROWLAND CELEBRATES PARK MAGAZINE COVER AT NYC POPULARES RESTAURANT

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  Leesa Rowland Carmen D'Alessio With Leesa Rowland & Tina Radziwill Actress, Philanthropist, and Author Leesa Rowland celebrated her recent Park cover, hosted by fashion designer Marc Bouwer at newly opened Populares restaurant in New York City, owned by Marcus Andrews. The feature, covering several pages of the latest issue of her photographed at home with an insightful interview about the multi-verse of Leesa’s interests.   Nikki Haskell With Noreen Donovan Leesa Rowland & Larry Wohl Marcus Andrews Leesa’s most recent book, The Charisma Factor: Unlock the Secrets of Magnetic Charm and Personal Influence in Your Life, published by Hatherleigh Press, seeks to understand how to harness charisma.  Her book identifies charisma as an unseen, yet powerful force that has many different facets. Charisma is a special and compelling spark that makes you unique and sets you apart from the rest of the crowd, and it is something all people possess--whether they are aware of it or not.

DR. CHRISTINA RAHM LAUNCHES NEW BOOK "ROOTS OF MILITARY SCIENCE"

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  Roots Of Military Science At a VIP reception held at the Hall of the National Guard Association in Washington DC, Dr. Christina Rahm launched her latest book, Roots of Military Science: Understanding the Intersection of conflict, mental health and wellness.  Discussing the motivation behind her decision to tackle the subject, Dr. Rahm said, “As a research scientist, I have had the opportunity to study a variety of different domains throughout my professional career.  The subject of Military science has long been of interest to me because I was able to find an international program based on learning and writing which was centered on critical thinking incorporating clinical science/research in various areas.  This was of special interest to me because of the work I have done in various areas throughout my career and due to my international career, which has so far entailed travelling to over 87 countries.   Although My work internationally has been predominately focused on healthcare a

LUISA DIAZ FOUNDATION TO CELEBRATE 10TH ANNIVERSARY WITH BLACK TIE GALA AT NYC FAMED PLAZA HOTEL

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  Luisa Diaz Foundation The Luisa Diaz Foundation will celebrate a milestone 10th anniversary black tie MAG gala on Wednesday, May 15th, 2024 at The Plaza Hotel. The annual event this year will honor a decade of changing lives in communities across America with 2024 focusing on two organizations - Safe Passage Heals and Sanctuary for Families. It will be a grand “Celebration of Kindness” attended by important international changemakers from across the globe. It all is part of the organization’s motto that “kindness is cool.” Last year Mayor Adams proclaimed May 18th (the date of the gala) as “Kindness is Cool Day” in NYC forevermore. Events celebrating that day are also being planned.  An all-star lineup of presenters and performers will dedicate the night to honorees and the organizations that are collectively shinning a light on the dangers of human trafficking and sharing support for the fight to help domestic violence survivors. The subjects are often not focused on, and the event

FRIDAY JONES NEW GAME CHANGING PLANS TO CREATE NEW LIVES FOR BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS

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  Friday Jones Celebrity tattoo artist Friday Jones triumphant New York City return after a global career expansion now has her in 2024 on a mission to continue to lead the industry with renowned artistry and game changing standards. The rich tapestry of her profession over the decades is both notable and admirable with even more facts now to elevate her status. The majestic heritage of the world of ink is an adapted legacy that Friday is well-known to represent. In the field her impressive portfolio is recognized on a global level and puts her on the pedestal as one of the greatest of a generation. Her reputation has formed from decades of craftsmanship that has established her as a leading authority on the artistry of tattooing. Notable also is her renowned skill sets that have made her innovative leadership expand into horizons that only few in her industry can hope to achieve.  Her successful career began with highly sought-after apprentice positions, which at the time was a ground

EVELYN ALEXANDER WILDLIFE RESCUE CENTER APPOINTS HONORABLE KATHLEEN MULCAHY AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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  Kathleen Mulcahy The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center is pleased to announce the appointment of The Honorable Kathleen Mulcahy as its new Executive Director. With a wealth of experience and a passion for wildlife conservation, Ms. Mulcahy is poised to lead the organization to new heights in its mission to rehabilitate and protect wildlife. Kathleen Mulcahy brings a diverse background to her role as Executive Director, with a proven track record in nonprofit management and a deep commitment to environmental stewardship. As Mayor of Sag Harbor, she created the first Environmental Advisory Committee in the history of the Village.   Her recent experience with Fighting Chance, a cancer support non-profit, and previous experience with Guild Hall of East Hampton, gives Kathleen in-depth knowledge of the non-profit landscape on the East End. Her leadership style, characterized by innovation and a collaborative approach, is expected to bring fresh perspectives, and drive positive chang

CAGRI KANVER ADAPTS NEW TRENDS FOR SOUTH FLORIDA REAL ESTATE MARKET

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  Cagri Kanver Visionary real estate developer Cagri Kanver continues to find growing success in the South of Florida real estate market as leading authority in the industry due to keen sensibilities to adapt to rising trends and principles in an ever-shifting landscape. His many fruitful businesses have been on the forefront for years.  While hard times have hit some of the real estate industry, Kanver’s fundamental business beliefs have made it so that no other companies can eclipse his nonstop success in the field. His unique approach is rooted in a rich background of being an equal mix of architect and entrepreneur. It makes him a visionary in a noble profession.   Elevating the Miami scene has come about because of Kanver’s presence in everything from being awarded large scale projects to student housing. A member of the distinguished American Institute of Architects organization, he moved his New York chapter to Miami over the years where he continues to work in line with high et

ELTON ILIRJANI MODELS MALAN BRETON'S AUTUMN / WINTER COLLECTION IN PARIS FRANCE

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  Elton Ilirjani Elton Ilirjani, international model, activist and philanthropist modelled the first look at Malan Breton’s exciting new collection for Autumn/Winter 2024/2025 in Paris, France.  In addition, whilst in Paris Elton was the subject for a new documentary by Malan Breton, Je Suis Mona… - A documentary about Elton through the eyes of Malan Breton, incorporating fashion and the journey that Elton has taken to be able to express theirself Directed by Malan Breton and Yongxin Li.    Elton Ilirjani Models Malan Breton For Fall Winter 2025 Malan Breton presents a collection inspired by the Glam Rock era of the 1970's.  While creating his ode to many of the artists that influenced one of the greatest eras in the history of music, film, and art. Breton studied carefully, the lifestyle, the silhouette, the moments that shined brightest. Then drafted a collection crafted in leather, suede, chrome, sequins, and silk, in colors of black lacquer, lucent white, midnight plum, and fie

KATHLEEN RICE APPOINTED CHIEF STRATEGY & TRANSFORMATION OFFICER @ SOUTHAMPTON ANIMAL SHELTER FOUNDATION

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  Kathleen Rice The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation (“SASF”), a 501(c)(3),  open admission, no-kill shelter located in Suffolk County, Long Island, is extremely proud to announce the appointment of animal advocate and former Congresswoman Kathleen Rice as its Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer. Kathleen Rice’s professional accomplishments are renowned.  Ms. Rice was the District Attorney for Nassau County for nine years.  Under her leadership, the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office established one of the first dedicated Animal Crimes Units in the country and the first in New York—a reflection of her passion for helping animals.  The Animal Crimes Unit is known for tackling some of the worst cases of animal abuse, including investigating and prosecuting cases involving dog and cock fighting, animal torture, criminal neglect and the illegal possession of wildlife.  The Animal Crimes Unit became a model for District Attorneys’ Offices around the country, including the n

HELEN YARMAK'S LUXURY SPRING / SUMMER COLLECTION

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  Helen Yarmak Acclaimed fashion designer Helen Yarmak launches the Helen Yarmak Spring/Summer Jewelry Collection with gold, silver, rubies, and diamonds, celebrating dance, acrobatics, and sensuality of the human form.  With human figures dancing on rings, earrings, keyrings, and bracelets, it's a celebratory, artistic collection to wear on summer travels. Yarmak, the creative director, launches her spring/summer collection as part of her artistic expression, which is at the heart of her brand.   This collection marks her continued expansion into the world of rare gemstones, 18 karat gold, pearls, and diamonds. It is made up of carefully constructed rings, keyrings, earrings, and bracelets made in Italy. In many pieces, the collection features the turquoise-colored Paraiba Tourmaline stone, a rare gemstone that is found in Brazil that is renowned for its bright, neon-like blue hue that is breathtaking in its beauty.    Helen Yarmak Style Each handmade piece of jewelry by Helen Yar

SAMUEL WAXMAN CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION CELEBRATES JEAN SHAFIROFF AT PALM BEACH FIVESTORY

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  Jean Shafiroff Karen Murray Philanthropist and coverstar Jean Shafiroff was celebrated at Fivestory in Palm Beach.  The reception featured the creations of Jewelry designer Anna Zuckerman and benefitted the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF), a leading international organization dedicated to eradicating cancer.  Attendees were treated to light champagne, prosecco and rose wine in addition to hors d’oeuvres while they shopped to support the Foundation’s cancer research programs such as the International Network on Aging and Cancer and the Women’s Cancer Research Program. Valerie Cooper With Harry Cooper & Kim Dryer   Ellen Vaughan With Jean Shafiroff & Karen Murray Joseph Danenca With Jean Shafiroff     Notable attendees at the event included, Jean Shafiroff, Anna Zuckerman, Karen Murray, Rebeca Herrero, Joseph Danenza, Alex Donner, Annette DiLorenzo, Ramona Singer, Lee Black, CeCe Black, Stephanie Putter, Alex Hammer, Ava Roosevelt, Valerie Cooper, Harry Cooper,

THE NEW HIT ON NYC'S LOWER EAST SIDE POPULARES MEXICAN RESTAURANT & BAR

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  Populares Mexican Restaurant & Bar New York City’s Avenue B welcomed the new Populares Mexican Restaurant & Bar on Wednesday, March 13th 2024. The modern boutique establishment brings a fresh perspective to traditional Mexican cuisine with an aim to delight diners. Serving up popular Mexican dishes infused with a contemporary twist, guests will enjoy tasty entrees and drinks in the inviting atmosphere that blends retro-stylish d├ęcor with the fun vibes that are uniquely found in the popular neighborhood.  Redefining a traditional restaurant layout with the taqueria seamlessly integrated into the dining room and bar area, guests can savor freshly made tacos at any time of the evening. No other type of venue is like this in the downtown area where a truly dynamic and interactive dining experience is found.  Populares promises to be a culinary destination that celebrates the flavors, colors, and vibrancy of Mexico while paying homage to the eclectic energy of the East Village. Wh

DR. CHRISTINA RAHM & CLAYTON THOMAS INTRODUCE HOLLYWOOD STARS TO 'ROOT BRAND' & GBK LUXURY LOUNGE AT OSCARS

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  Cheech Marin   Crystal Hefner Shaun Toub The Biggest Award night in Hollywood, brought out the brightest stars in Entertainment for GBK Brand Bar’s 15th Annual Oscar Luxury Lounge at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Presented by CARE A2+. GBK Brand Bar presented select guests over $100,000 over in various gifts, including wellness items from the ROOT Brands - products designed to support the body’s natural detoxification process and promote overall well-being, De’Longhi Coffee Makers, 7 different travel getaways, (African Safari, Turks & Caicos, Greece, and many others) Electronics, Jewelry, and 20 other exciting giveaways.  As always, there was an amazing selection of beverages & food to nibble on, as well as music from DJ Kara keeping the guests entertained from the moment they entered.   Dr Christina Rahm With Cedric the Entertainer & Clayton Thomas Special Guests included Oscar winner Viola Davis, Emmy winners Storm Reid, Neil Patrick Harris, and Ricki Lake, as well as sta