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Cooper Foundation’s Eighth Annual Pink Roses Teal Magnolias Brunch Raises $800,000 for Breast, Gynecologic Cancer Research, Care at MD Anderson Cooper

Pink and Teal Champions (L to R): Sallie Gorohoff, Susan Nurge, Carole Smith, Priscilla “Pris” Pharo, and Susan Bass Levin, President & CEO, The Cooper Foundation.

CAMDEN, NJ — Susan Bass Levin, President and CEO of The Cooper Foundation, announced today that the Eighth Annual Pink Roses Teal Magnolias Brunch raised $800,000 for breast and gynecologic cancer research and clinical programs at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper.

“Pink Roses Teal Magnolias is the largest and most successful fundraiser benefitting breast and gynecologic cancer in the Delaware Valley,” said Levin, an ovarian cancer survivor. “It is a way for people to celebrate survivorship, remember loved ones and make a difference. Every dollar raised helps save lives right here in our local community.”

Eight hundred and fifty people attended this year’s brunch held at the Crowne Plaza in Cherry Hill, N.J. The event honored Katherine Hansen, DO, and Catherine E. Loveland-Jones, MD, both breast surgeons; Maria Metzler, RN, Oncology Infusion Nurse, and Colleen Tegeler, RT, Director of Radiation Oncology, with the Pink and Teal Hero Award for their outstanding contributions to cancer care and treatment.

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“Pink Roses Teal Magnolias is helping us make cancer history,” said Generosa Grana, MD, Executive Director of MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. “Today there are more than 3.1 million breast and gynecologic cancer survivors in the United States thanks to advancements in screening, treatment and ongoing research like Pink and Teal supports.”

This year’s fundraising event included a Survivors March to recognize all cancer survivors in attendance, a health fair, raffles, a silent auction and a live quilt auction. The event also featured inspiring stories from four cancer survivors Sallie Gorohoff, Susan Nurge, Priscilla “Pris” Pharo, and Carole Smith.

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Since the first brunch in 2010, fundraising for Pink Roses Teal Magnolias has totaled $ 4.5 million. Funds have been used to support research; new technology; the Patient In Need Fund; the Survivorship Program, and the Dr. Diane Barton Complementary Medicine program, including the Tea Cart, in which employees volunteer to serve snacks to patients and their families during chemotherapy.

“I am grateful to our community for its ongoing support for MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper,” said George E. Norcross, III, Chairman of Cooper University Health Care. “MD Anderson Cooper is a leader in cancer care and is proud to offer the latest diagnostic and treatment tools to help patients and families conquer this disease.”

The brunch was co-chaired by community members Donna Forman, Cherry Hill; Ilene Grossman, Voorhees; Janet Knowles, Moorestown; Josephine McGinniss, Mount Laurel; Carolyn Shelby, Westampton and Mary Ann Todd, Marlton, along with MD Anderson Cooper leaders Generosa Grana, MD, Kristin Brill MD, Francis Spitz, MD, David Warshal, MD, and Senior Vice President Christine Winn.

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