Sweet Charities

Deadline for submissions is Thursday at noon. Email to jessica@indyeastend.com.

Jeep Raffle

ELIH Auxiliary and Mullen Motors of Southold are offering a chance to win a 2018 Jeep Renegade or $15,000 cash. Only 999 raffle tickets will be sold. Tickets are $50 and the drawing will take place on Friday, May 18. Proceeds benefit patient services at Eastern Long Island Hospital. For more info, call 631-477-5463.

Stony Brook Gala

Stony Brook University will honor Dorothy Lichtenstein at its 19th annual Stars of Stony Brook Gala, on Wednesday, April 11, at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers, starting at 6:30 PM. Stony Brook Foundation hosts the event, with special guests and friends of Stony Brook Southampton, television journalist Jane Pauley and Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau.

Lichtenstein is being recognized for her long-running support of a host of university arts and cultural programs, including the Stony Brook Southampton creative writing and film programs, which provide a vibrant incubator for emerging and established writers and filmmakers living on the East End and Manhattan.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.stonybrook.edu/gala.

Katy’s Courage 5K

Katy’s Courage is hosting the eighth annual Katy’s Courage 5K on Saturday, April 21. Proceeds from this year’s event will be donated to local scholarships, as well as Katy’s Kids @ CMEE. Participants may register online in advance at http://bit.ly/2F4Hjsp.

On race day, registration and check-in will take place from 7 to 8:15 AM and the run will begin promptly at 8:30 AM. Runners will start at 21 West Water Street in Sag Harbor.
Katy’s Courage is an organization honoring Katy Stewart, an inspirational 12-year-old girl who died from a rare form of pediatric liver cancer. The organization is dedicated to supporting education, children’s bereavement counseling, and pediatric cancer research.

For more information and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.katyscourage.org.

Pink Pearl Gala

The North Fork Breast Health Coalition is holding its annual Pink Pearl Gala on Friday, April 27, from 6 to 10 PM, at East Wind in Wading River. The event commemorates the 20th anniversary of the coalition. For more info, visit www.northforkbreasthealth.org.

Taste of Tuckahoe

The eighth annual Taste of Tuckahoe fundraiser, benefiting the Tuckahoe School, will be held on Friday, April 27, from 7 to 10 PM, at 230 Elm in Southampton, with a VIP hour running from 6 to 7 PM. East End restaurants and wineries will come together under one roof to highlight their culinary talents for the community to enjoy. The VIP hour will include open bar and early access to food and drinks, as well as the Chinese and silent auctions.

Regular admission ticket cost is $35 in advance or $45 at the door, and VIP tickets are $65. Tickets can be purchased at Southrifty Drug, from committee members, or via the website at www.TasteofTuckahoe.com. Music by DJ Chris Cenzoprano will round out the evening.

The Trailblazers

A GoFundMe page has been set up to provide equipment for a new East End youth mountain bike team: The Trailblazers, headed by Jason Lucas of Sag Harbor Cycle. Funds raised will go towards helmets, team jerseys, race day equipment, travel stipends, and more. To donate, visit www.gofundme.com/help-fund-our-youth-mtb-team.

Waxman Cancer Updates

Martin Tallman, M.D has joined the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation’s scientific advisory board. | Dr Martin Tallman, Chief, Leukemia Service
Craig Thompson, M.D. is the recipeint of the 2018 David T. Workman Memorial Award.  | Karsten Moran

The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation announced Martin Tallman, M.D., chief of leukemia service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, has joined its scientific advisory board. Dr. Tallman, who continues his role at MSK, will join his fellow SAB members at the SWCRF Breakthroughs Scientific Review and Symposium at the Leon and Norma Hess Center for Science and Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center on April 29-30.

The SWCRF SAB, together with the foundation’s scientific leaders, evaluates grant proposals submitted by scientists with National Cancer Institute-approved research programs. The SWCRF’s scientific leadership includes Samuel Waxman, M.D., founder and CEO, Jonathan Licht, M.D., chief scientific officer, and Alan Rosmarin, M.D., chief mission officer.

Additionally, SWCRF announced it will present the 2018 David T. Workman Memorial Award to Craig Thompson, M.D., president and CEO of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, at the symposium on April 30. The event brings together SWCRF grantees, scientific leaders, and stakeholders.

The award honors Workman’s memory. He was one of the foundation’s influential leaders, and the award is a biennial recognition and two-year grant bestowed on scientists who develop novel therapies for poorly treatable cancer types.

SWCRF will also hosts its annual “A Hamptons Happening” event on July 14 in Bridgehampton. For more info, visit www.waxmancancer.org.