Month: June 2016

Time is Muscle – Mr. Wood’s Story

June 23, 2016

On a typical day, working in his garden, Sherman Wood, of Lower Alloways Creek Township, NJ began to feel pain in his chest. He knew his wife was 45 minutes from home, at her job, and would not get there in time. He called 911.

When the medics arrived, they quickly made the decision to air lift him to Cooper University Health Care where he could get immediate treatment for what they knew was a heart attack. What would have taken over an hour by car, took 12 minutes to get him in the helicopter and flown to Cooper.

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Honoring the Memory of a Loved One Through Giving

June 23, 2016

Lena DeMeis loved to garden, finding happiness in nurturing her vegetables and tending to her roses.

“She gardened for as long as I can remember,” said her daughter, Karen DeMeis, of Audubon.

Lena passed away in March after battling stage 4 breast cancer, but her memory will live on in the beautiful Forman Family Tranquility Garden located at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. Lena’s daughters, Rose, Terre, Eleanor and Karen, decided to pay tribute to their mother with engraved stones, one recognizing their love for their mother and a second to recognize the love Lena received from friends and family during her battle with cancer.

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Q & A With Pink and Teal Hero Helen Nichter, RN, MSN, APN

June 23, 2016

Pink and Teal Hero Helen Nichter, RN, MSN, APN is Lead Surgical Advanced Practice Nurse at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. A breast cancer survivor herself, Helen has worked at Cooper since 1990. Find out why people call this thrill seeker Lucky, and why she decided to pursue a career in nursing, especially after a short stint as a pageant contestant.

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Pink and Teal Host Committee In Full Swing

June 23, 2016

The Pink and Teal Host Committee is the heart and soul of our Pink Roses Teal Magnolias Brunch to be held this year on Oct. 30 at the Crowne Plaza in Cherry Hill. Committee members are cancer survivors, friends and family of cancer survivors as well as those who have lost loved ones to cancer, community members committed to women’s health initiatives, business owners and friends of friends.

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Become a Partner in Pink and Teal

June 23, 2016

oin in the fight against breast and gynecological cancer by becoming a Pink Roses Teal Magnolias Community Partner. Your organization can make a difference by raising funds to benefit breast and gynecological cancer clinical and research programs at the MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper.

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Commentary: Reason for optimism among Camden’s School Children – The Philadelphia Inquirer

June 20, 2016

by George E. Norcross III  – June 17, 2016 — 3:01 AM EDT In 2012, the Camden City School District was in a crisis. Twenty-three of 26 district schools were performing in the bottom 5 percent in the state, and many of the schools were in need of significant renovations. Fewer than half of Camden’s students…

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New Division Head of the Department of Hematology/Oncology Announced

June 20, 2016

We are happy to announce the selection of Robert A. Somer M.D. as Head of the Division of Hematology/Oncology within the M.D Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper and the Department of Medicine, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. After a national search, and with significant involvement from our MD Anderson colleagues, Dr. Somer has been…

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Camden youth athletic league gets $1M in seed money from foundations, insurer (with video) – NJBIZ

June 3, 2016

June 2, 2016 by Anjalee Khemlani The Cooper Foundation, Norcross Foundation and AmeriHealth New Jersey announced a $1 million collective starter fund for the new Camden Health and Athletic Association. The CHAA aims to be an umbrella youth athletic league for all the neighborhoods in Camden, according to Cooper Foundation CEO and President Susan Bass…

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Camden Health and Athletic Association To launch with $1 Million of Funding

June 2, 2016

The Cooper Foundation, Norcross Foundation, and AmeriHealth New Jersey to fund new organization dedicated to creating comprehensive health and athletic programs for Camden youth CAMDEN, N.J. —With the goal of strengthening the community and keeping young people healthy and active, a new organization dedicated to expanding health and athletic programs is being created in the City…

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Norcross, Cooper to launch citywide Camden youth sports plan – Philadelphia Inquirer

June 1, 2016

June 1, 2016 by Allison Steele, Staff Writer George E. Norcross III, the politically powerful head of Cooper University Hospital’s board of trustees, will on Wednesday announce the creation of the Camden Health and Athletic Association, a nonprofit organization that will provide financial support to sports leagues throughout the city and fund new teams. The CHAA…

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