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The Cooper Foundation Raises $500,000 and Celebrates Survivorship at 13th Annual Pink & Teal Event

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Faculty at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper along with the 13th Annual Pink and Teal honorees: (l to r) Dr. Anthony Dragun, Dr. David Warshal, honorees Rebecca Semanoff, APN, Jacqueline Marzan, APN, Dr. Kamel Abou Hussein, and Phyllis Duda, APN, and Dr. Jamin Morrison.

(CAMDEN, NJ) – More than 450 guests attended The Cooper Foundation’s annual Golf Outing and 13th annual Pink Roses Teal Magnolias celebration of cancer survivorship held on recently at Ramblewood Country Club in Mount Laurel. This event, which included a merchant fair, a sold-out golf outing, and an awards dinner ceremony, provided inspiration while raising $500,000 for programs and services at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. 

“Pink and Teal is a truly inspirational event where we pay homage to both the courage of our patients and the dedication and service of our outstanding cancer professionals at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. We are grateful to the generous donors who support Pink and Teal every year, allowing us to provide a full spectrum of services from diagnosis to treatment to research in our quest to fight cancer,” said Philip A. Norcross, Esq., chairman of The Cooper Foundation. 

“Year after year, it is heartening to have the backing of so many individuals and the business community as they support Cooper and our mission on so many levels. It is thanks to this generosity that Cooper is able to provide the highest level of compassionate care and grow and serve the community now and in the future,” said George E. Norcross III, chairman of the Cooper University Health Care Board of Trustees. 

“This year’s Pink and Teal event was a huge success thanks to the generosity of our donors, sponsors, and participants. It was a great day filled with inspiration and hope in the fight against cancer,” said Robert A. Ortiz, Jr., J.D., senior vice president and chief philanthropy officer of The Cooper Foundation.

The 2023 Pink & Teal Hero honorees from MD Anderson at Cooper were: Kamel Abou Hussein, MD, Phyllis Duda, APN, Jacqueline Marzan, APN, and Rebecca Semanoff, APN. Each of the heroes were recognized for their compassionate and caring efforts in the fight against cancer. 

“We are proud to honor these dedicated health care providers who give of their time and talents to ensure that each and every patient has the support and guidance they need throughout their cancer journey,” said Generosa Grana, MD, director of MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper.

Since its inception, the Pink and Teal event has raised nearly $8 million dollars to support research, the Patient-In-Need Fund, new technologies, the Survivorship Program, and other services at MD Anderson at Cooper.

About MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper

MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper is South Jersey’s leading cancer center. Through our partnership with MD Anderson Cancer Center – a world-renowned cancer center – our patients have access to advanced cancer treatments. Our multidisciplinary, patient-centered approach to cancer care combines the expertise of our highly skilled cancer specialists with innovative diagnostic and treatment technologies and groundbreaking clinical trials. 

MD Anderson at Cooper takes a disease-site-specific approach to cancer care. Experts from every area of cancer medicine work together to provide each patient with outstanding care from diagnosis to treatment, recovery, and beyond. Patients also have access to our full range of supportive care services throughout their cancer journey. Learn more at

About The Cooper Foundation

The Cooper Foundation serves as the philanthropic, community outreach and community development arm of Cooper University Health Care, one of the largest health systems in southern New Jersey with over 100 outpatient offices and its flagship, Cooper University Hospital located in Camden, N.J. Learn more at