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Record-Breaking Red Hot Gala Raises More Than $1.6 Million for Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper
More than 1,000 people attended the Gala, which is one of the largest charitable fundraisers in the region, raising a total of $8 million since 2011. This year’s event, held at Vie in Philadelphia, honored Michael Goodman, MD, Chairman and Chief, of Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper, and William Sharrar, MD, Chief Emeritus of Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper.
2015 Pink Roses Teal Magnolias Brunch
Highlights from the Sixth Annual Pink Roses Teal Magnolias Brunch, which raised $625,000 for breast and gynecologic cancer research and clinical programs at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper in Camden, N.J. More than 800 women attended the event, held on Sunday, Oct. 25.
New Johnny M Playroon at Children's Regional Hospital at Cooper
The Cooper Foundation in partnership with the Johnny M Foundation celebrated the opening of the new Johnny M Playroom at Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper. The Johnny M Foundation has pledged $750,000 to establish the Johnny Murabito Child Life Program at Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper. In addition to the new playroom and family room, the gift will support the expansion of the activities offered by the Child Life Program, including art and music therapy.
2015 Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Drive Kick Off
To kick off their annual Holiday Book Drive, Barnes and Noble in Deptford, NJ, hosted a special Story Time event featuring The Cooper Foundation and Children's Regional Hospital at Cooper leadership and staff reading their favorite children's books aloud.
Pink Roses Teal Magnolias Fight Song Flash Mob
Breast and gynecologic cancer survivors, friends and family perform their Flash Mob Fight Song at the 6th Annual Pink Roses Teal Magnolias Brunch in Cherry Hill, NJ, on Sunday, October 25, 2015. The Brunch raised a record $630,000 for breast and gynecological cancer research and clinical programs at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper.
6th Annual Pink Roses Teal Magnolias Brunch
The Sixth Annual Pink Roses Teal Magnolias Brunch raised $625,000 for breast and gynecologic cancer research and clinical programs at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. More than 800 women attended this year’s brunch held at the Crowne Plaza in Cherry Hill, N.J. The event honored Drs. Meredith Crisp, Lydia Liao, and Francis Spitz, and Patricia Steines, RT, RM, director of Outpatient and Women’s Breast Imaging Services, with the Pink and Teal Hero Award for their outstanding contributions to cancer care and treatment.
5th Annual Jim Fifis Lung Cancer Research Fund Benefit Dinner
The Fifth Annual Jim Fifis Lung Cancer Research Fund Dinner raised more than $140,000 for the lung cancer program at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. More than 300 people gathered at Ponzio’s Diner-Baker-Bar in Cherry Hill for the dinner, which celebrated the life of Jim Fifis, who was the long-time owner of Ponzio’s before he died of lung cancer in 2007.
Kipp Cooper Norcross Academy Dedication
Local, state and U.S. leaders joined students, parents and teachers on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 for the dedication of KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy, New Jersey’s first renaissance school, created in partnership with KIPP, one of the most renowned, national networks of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public charter schools, The Cooper Foundation, the charitable arm of Cooper University Health Care, and the Norcross Foundation.
Operation Backpack Distribution 2015
The Cooper Foundation and Congressman Donald Norcross distributed backpacks and school supplies to children at KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy, New Jersey’s first renaissance school, which welcomed students in grades kindergarten and first and fifth through eighth. The Cooper Foundation collected more than 600 backpacks filled with school supplies during its Operation Backpack Drive.
Summer in the City Concert Series 2015
The Cooper Foundation held its Sixth Annual Summer in the City Concert Series with three free performances at Sheila Roberts Park in Camden in July and August. Special thanks to co-sponsors Campbell Soup Company, Garden State Discovery Museum and Rowan University.
Countless individuals and groups joined in supporting families in need by taking part in Adopt-A-Family. The initiative, in which individuals or departments “adopt” a family and help them celebrate the holiday season by providing them with items on their wish lists, helped a total of 92 families this year!
2014 Holiday Meal Program
The Cooper Foundation distributed holiday meals to more than 150 families from Camden's Cooper Plaza and Lanning Square neighborhoods. View Now!
Season of Hope and Healing Celebration
Members of the Cooper University Health Care community gathered on Dec. 3 to celebrate Cooper Trauma Center’s 6th Annual Season of Hope and Healing. The event honors everyone who participated in this year’s Snowflake Fundraiser. View Now!
Drive for a Cure Check Presentation
Burns Honda car dealership in Marlton, N.J. recently presented The Cooper Foundation with a check for $5,000 in support of Pink Roses Teal Magnolias to benefit cancer care and research at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. The money was raised during the dealership’s Drive for a Cure event that took place throughout the month of October. View Now!
Pink Roses Teal Magnolias Brunch 2014 Photos
The Fifth Annual Pink Roses Teal Magnolias Brunch was held at the Crowne Plaza in Cherry Hill, NJ on Oct. 26, 2014. The event supports innovative breast and gynecological research and clinical programs at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, pays special tribute to breast and ovarian cancer survivors, and honors loved ones lost to the disease. View Now!
More than 300 people gathered at Ponzio’s Dinner-Bakery-Bar in Cherry Hill for the 50th anniversary celebration and to remember Jim Fifis, the long-time owner of Ponzio’s before he died of lung cancer in 2007. The event raised a record $130,000 to support the Jim Fifis Lung Cancer Research Fund at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. View Now!
KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy Family Festival - July 17, 2014
Families living in the Lanning Square and Cooper Plaza neighborhoods attended the KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy Family Festival at the site of the new KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy at Lanning Square on South 5th Street at the Washington Street entrance featuring carnival activities and tasty food from local restaurants and vendors. View Now!
Summer in the City - June 26, 2014
The Cooper Foundation hosted a free evening performance by Leon Huff presents Ju-Taun on June 26, 2014, at Sheila L. Roberts Park as part of the Summer in the City concert series. View Now!
Second Annual Berkowitz Family Foundation Lecture Series 2014
Physician and author Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD, an expert who has studied the relationship between emotions and the delivery of medical care, discussed this topic at the Second Annual Berkowitz Lecture sponsored by the Cooper Foundation on April 9, 2014, at the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. The program was open to Cooper physicians, fellows, residents, medical students and the public. View Now!
Cooper Red Hot Gala 2014 Video
One of the highlights of the Cooper Red Hot Gala on April 4, 2014 was the debut of a short film about the Cooper Bone and Joint Institute, featuring Chairman of the Cooper Board of Trustees George E. Norcross III, and Honorary Co-Chairs Lawrence S. Miller, MD, Chief and Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Medical Director of the Cooper Bone and Joint Institute, and Richard Lackman, MD, Director of the Orthopaedic Oncology Center, Generosa Grana, MD, Director, MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, and Host Committee Members Michael and Robyn Hirsch. View Now!
Cooper Red Hot Gala 2014 Photo Gallery
The Cooper Foundation raised $1.4 million at the Cooper Red Hot Gala on April 4, to benefit the Cooper Bone and Joint Institute and set a record of raising a total of $5.5 million over the past four years to support research and patient care at Cooper University Health Care.
US Sen. Cory Booker Visits Cooper
US Sen. Cory Booker visited Cooper on March 10 to tour the Health Sciences Campus at Cooper University Hospital and discuss workforce development with the Cooper leadership team.
Excitement for Cooper Gala Heats Up at Kickoff Event
About 50 guests, including committee chairs, physicians and friends of The Cooper Foundation, attended the Red Hot Gala Kickoff on February 11, at Caffe Lamberti in Cherry Hill. Guests enjoyed tasty cuisine and cocktails. This year’s Red Hot Gala will be held on Friday, April 4, at 7 p.m., at Vie in Philadelphia and will benefit the Cooper Bone and Joint Institute.
Lauren Rose Albert Foundation Delivers Gift Bags to Cancer Patients at Cooper
Representatives from the Lauren Rose Albert Foundation delivered their signature Mothers Matter gift bags to MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper on December 9. The 75 bags filled with women's personal care, beauty and spa products, warm socks and other comforting items were assembled by the foundation's Mothers Matter volunteers and will be distributed to patients at the new cancer center.
Trauma Center Hosts Annual Season of Hope & Healing Celebration 2013
On December 4, members of the Cooper community celebrated the Cooper Trauma Center’s 5th Anniversary of the Season of Hope & Healing. Camden’s Creative & Performing Arts High School Choir kicked off the evening with a performance. The celebration continued outside in the DiFlorio Family Healing Garden for the annual lighting ceremony. The event raised more than $4,000 in special snowflake dedications to benefit the Trauma Family Support Group for families of patients.
Pink Roses Teal Magnolias Brunch Photos 2013
The Fourth Annual Pink Roses Teal Magnolias Brunch on October 27 raised a record $600,000 for breast and gynecologic cancer research and clinical programs at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. More than 800 women and “a few good men” attended this year’s brunch honoring MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper Director Generosa Grana, M.D.
Summer in the City - August 13, 2013
The Cooper Foundation hosted a free evening performance by Leon Huff presents Ju-Tuan on August 13, 2013, at Sheila L. Roberts Park as part of the “Summer in the City Concert” series. View Now!
2013 Fifis Kickoff Event
On August 9, Ponzio's and The Cooper Foundation unveiled the Donor Recognition Wall of sponsors for the 2013 Jim Fifis Lung Cancer Research Fund Event. Pictured are Nick, Chris and John Fifis, Susan Bass Levin, Shawn Ravitz, Mayor Chuck Cahn, Councilman N. John Amato, Alex Markowits of Spring Hill Senior Communities and Earl Miller. View Now!
Dollie I. Males Sign Dedication - July 26, 2013
The Cooper Foundation of the Cooper Health System unveiled a sign on July 26, 2013, in honor of Delores I. Males, RN, BSN, and a $15,000 gift from the Dollie I. Males Angel Fund to the Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper. A number of Dollie's family and friends were in attendance. The sign is placed near the parent’s lounge of the Children’s Regional Hospital. View Now!
Cooper Cupcakes 2013
The grandchildren of Jim Fifis, the late owner of Ponzio’s Diner-Bakery-Bar in Cherry Hill, N.J., recently took over the diner’s kitchen to decorate Cooper Cupcakes to benefit the Jim Fifis Lung Cancer Research Fund at Cooper. View Now!
2013 Cooper Red Hot Heart Gala Video
One of the highlights of the Cooper Red Hot Heart Gala on April 13 was the debut of a short film about the Cooper Heart Institute and Cooper Aortic Center. Ewing-based Narrative Media produced the film, featuring Chairman of the Cooper Board of Trustees George E. Norcross III, and Visionary Co-Chairs Sal Paolantonio, National Correspondent, ESPN; Steve Ravitz, President, Supermarkets of Cherry Hill, and Linda Rohrer, President, Rohrer & Sayers Real Estate. The film also includes insightful interviews with Perry J. Weinstock, MD, Director, Cooper Heart Institute; Michael Rosenbloom, MD, Co-Director, Cooper Heart Institute, Harvey Snyder, MD, Cooper Board of Trustees, and Joseph V. Lombardi, MD, Director, Cooper Aortic Center. Watch Now!
2013 Cooper Red Hot Heart Gala Photos
The Cooper Red Hot Heart Gala on April 13, 2013, was a huge success, raising $1.3 million for Cooper Heart Institute and Cooper Aortic Center — setting the record of raising more than $1 million for the third year in a row at the largest charitable fundraising event in South Jersey. View Now!
2013 Red Hot Heart Gala Kickoff Event
About 45 guests, including committee chairs, physicians and friends of The Cooper Foundation, attended the Red Hot Heart Gala Kickoff on February 26, 2013, at Caffe Lamberti in Cherry Hill. Guests enjoyed tasty cuisine and cocktails while the Visionary and Honorary chairs shared how their connections to Cooper motivated them to support this year’s gala. View Now!
Former Patient Presents $3,000 to The Cooper Foundation for Trauma Center
On April 3, 2013 Alyssa Lesher and her family presented The Cooper Foundation with a check for $3,000 in support of the Trauma Program. Lesher was severely injured in a car accident involving a negligent driver and spent more than two weeks in Cooper’s Trauma Intensive Care Unit (TICU). Today, while still on her own road to recovery, she is advocating the importance of safe driving through a special fundraiser at her school, Lenape High School, as well as a website to promote awareness within the community. View Now!
Dedication of The Jaffe Family Women’s Care Center at Cooper
The Cooper Foundation announced that it has received a $250,000 gift from the family of longtime Cooper physician Ronald M. Jaffe, M.D. In recognition of the gift, the Women’s Care Center in Camden has been named in honor of Dr. Jaffe. The Women’s Care Center provides high quality medical care to underserved women in South Jersey. View Now!