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Cooper Trauma Center Hosts 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.

Each year, people purchase “snowflakes” in celebration of or in remembrance of someone special. The “snowflakes” are then put on display in the DiFlorio Family Healing Garden throughout the month of December. The proceeds are used to support the families of trauma patients during their hospital stay.

“What we do is try to take care of and support the families,” said Pat Tomlinson, Cooper Trauma Registrar. “Cooper helps the patients 110 percent but it is also very important that we help their families as well.”

The event began in the Roberts Pavilion lobby with light refreshments and a holiday musical performance by Camden’s Creative and Performing Arts High School Choir. The celebration continued outside in the DiFlorio Healing Garden, where Chaplain Jessica A. Bennett lead in a prayer and Cooper Trauma Center staff members read a poem during a tree lighting ceremony.

This year, the event raised more than $4,000 in snowflake dedications to benefit the Cooper Trauma Center Family Support Group.

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