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February 7, 2018

Your Monthly Round-Up From
The Cooper Foundation


In This Issue:


We're Painting The Town Cooper Red April 27, 2018
Q & A: Gala Honorary Co-Chair Robin Perry, MD
Quilts for a Cure
Pink Roses Teal Magnolias Unique Boutique
Featured Donors: Lynne Cannon and Wray Hughes, MD
Grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation to Support Urban Health
Art Cart Donation Benefits Pediatric Patients
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We're In The News



Q & A With Red Hot Gala Honorary
Co-Chair Robin Perry, MD, FACOG



Robin Perry, MD, FACOG, Chair and Chief of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cooper University Health Care, was the first female president of the medical staff at Cooper. In this short Q & A, Dr. Perry talks about her determination to become a doctor, balancing career and family, and why you should support the Ripa Center for Women’s Health and Wellness at Cooper.


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Quilt for a Cause. Quilt for a Cure.

Do you quilt? MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper is planning its second online quilt auction for the Fall of 2018, and you are invited to participate by donating a beautiful quilt for the auction.


All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Pink Roses Teal Magnolias Fund for breast and gynecological cancer clinical and research programs at MD Anderson Cooper.


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Handcrafted to Save Lives

Create art that heals. Donate a one-of-a-kind, handcrafted item for our first ever Pink Roses Teal Magnolias Unique Boutique and help fight breast and gynecological cancer. All proceeds will benefit the Pink Roses Teal Magnolias Fund at MD Anderson Cooper.


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Katherine Cannon Hughes, DO


Featured Donors: Lynne Cannon &
Wray Hughes, DO

Katherine Cannon Hughes, DO, always recognized the value of women to society.


As high school senior applying for college, she wrote an essay entitled: “The Women of Ferry Street” inspired by the lives of her mother and aunts who grew up on Ferry Street in Newark.


She completed a comparative research study on healthcare for teenage girls in the United States, Peru and France, and her devotion to women’s health led to her career as an OB/GYN.


Sadly, “Dr. Katie,” as she was fondly known, passed away in November at the age of 36 after a courageous battle against acute lymphoblastic leukemia.


In her memory, her husband, Wray Hughes, DO, and her mother, Lynne Cannon, established the Dr. Katherine Cannon Hughes Women Physicians Education Fund at Cooper University Health Care.


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Photo (L to R:) Rachel Adams, Lead APN, Urban Health Institute, Steven T. Kaufman, MD, Division Head, Endocrinology and Medical Director, Urban Health Institute assisting a patient.


Grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation to Support Urban Health Institute

The Cooper Foundation received a $982,000 grant from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation to support Cooper’s Urban Health Institute. These funds will support a new initiative – Reducing Disparities in Cardiovascular Care through Optimization of Risk Factors in Vulnerable Populations – led by Dr. Steven Kaufman, to focus attention on social determinants of health, connect patients to community resources, and enhance medication adherence with the help of an interdisciplinary team.


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Art Cart Benefits Pediatric Patients

At the Art Cart unveiling (L to R): Michael Goodman, MD, Chairman and Chief, Department of Pediatrics, Childrens Regional Hospital at Cooper; Elena Piperno, corporate social responsibility manager A.C. Moore; Mario DiNatale, co-founder ARVF; Kathleen Woodring, ARVF; Gisele DiNatale, co-founder ARVF; Pepe Piperno, owner of A.C. Moore; Jeremy Noll, ARVF board member; and Susan Bass Levin, president and chief executive officer of The Cooper Foundation.


Young patients at Cooper's outpatient pediatric clinic in Camden are now able to nurture their creative sides, thanks to the donation of “Alicia’s Art Cart” from the Alicia Rose Victorious Foundation.


The Arts and Crafts Cart is stocked with art supplies donated by A.C. Moore, and is designed to give children receiving medical treatment an opportunity for creativity and expression during that treatment.


Alicia’s Art Cart was created in memory of Alicia Rose DiNatale, who passed away from cancer at the age of 16.


Thank you to the Alicia Rose Victorious Foundation and A.C. Moore for the donation!


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Our 8th Annual Adopt-a-Family program in partnership with the Volunteers of America made the holidays brighter for more than 150 families in need throughout our local community.


Here are a just few of the thank you messages we received:


I just want to truly thank you from my heart. I didn’t know how Christmas was going to happen until God sent you.” – Love, Tiana and Boys


Thank you for helping my children this Christmas with coats that they really needed.” – VL


Thank you for your generosity. If it weren’t for you, my kids wouldn’t have a good Christmas. May God bless you always and be able to let you do it again next year, if not for my family at least for another.” – The L Family



We're In The News

∙ New Effort In Camden to Help Most Vulnerable Cardiovascular Patients – NJ Spotlight – January 18, 2017 by Lilo H. Stainton: Camden-area patients struggling to avoid heart attack or stroke could benefit from a new suite of services that will be designed to help address the underlying factors associated with cardiovascular disease, thanks to an effort associated with Cooper University Hospital. Read More


∙ South Jersey Health System To Combine Heart Programs In Major Deal – Philadelphia Business Journal – January 25, 2018 by John George: Two of South Jersey’s largest health care providers are combining heart care programs. Cooper University Health Care and Inspira Health Network have formed a joint venture, called Cardiac Partners, to completely integrate their cardiac services. Read More


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