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  MAY 23, 2018


Pink Roses Teal Magnolias

Hero Awards Announced  


We are pleased to announce the 2018 Pink and Teal Hero awards, honoring three members of our outstanding MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper care team for their commitment to our patients.


This year’s Pink and Teal Heroes are:                    


Dianne Hyman

RN, Transition Care Manager

Roland Schwarting

MD, Chairman and Chief Department of Pathology 

Pallav Mehta

MD, Director

Integrative Oncology


 We hope you will join us in recognizing our Pink and Teal Heroes at the 9th Annual Pink Roses Teal Magnolias Brunch on Sunday, Oct. 28 at the Crowne Plaza in Cherry Hill.


Since 2010, The Cooper Foundation’s Pink Roses Teal Magnolias initiative has been raising funds for breast and gynecological cancer clinical and research programs at MD Anderson at Cooper.


For tickets, sponsorships and more information, click here. 


Create Art That Heals 



Artists, quilters, crafters of all kinds, please consider using your talents to help make breast and gynecological cancer history.


Through two special programs – Quilts for a Cure and the Pink Roses Teal Magnolias Unique Boutique – The Cooper Foundation is joining with the arts community to support MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper.


Quilt for a Cure donations can be made up until June 15. Donations for the Unique Boutique will be accepted until Aug. 23. Click here for more information.





 MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper 
Celebrating Five-Year Anniversary 

This year marks five years since MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper opened. Thanks to our great team, in just five years of our partnership with          MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas – one of the nation’s leading cancer centers – our cancer center has become the largest in South Jersey.

With more than 100,000 patient visits a year, our doctors and health care professionals provide the highest level of cancer care and create hope for thousands of cancer patients. We celebrate the tremendous work of our entire team and the great success MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper has already achieved.

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Featured Donors:

Jack and Barbara Tarditi 



As a young member of the Junior Chamber of Commerce in Philadelphia in the 1960s, Jack Tarditi quickly learned that there were two things that really made things happen in the community – government and volunteers. 


It was a lesson that has stayed with him ever since.


“It became part of my life,” said Jack, who is the former mayor of Haddonfield. “To not just make a living, but to give what I can to help others.”


Jack and his wife, Barbara, are longtime community leaders and generous supporters of Cooper University Health Care.


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Dedication Ceremony Celebrates Opening of KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy John Greenleaf Whittier Middle School 



Members of the KCNA J.G. Whittier Middle School Drumline perform during the dedication ceremony. 


National, state and local leaders joined students, families and teachers earlier this month for the dedication of the KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy John Greenleaf Whittier Middle School, the Academy’s third school to open under the Urban Hope Act. 


The newly renovated KCNA Whittier Middle School provides a rigorous college preparatory curriculum beginning in the fifth grade and growing to eighth over the next two years, ultimately serving 440 Camden students. The school offers guaranteed enrollment for children from adjacent neighborhoods. 


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Teddy Goes to Cooper 

Steven Torres, Clinical Director of the Emergency Department at Cooper,

reviews X-rays and helps young scholars bandage and splint their teddy bears. 


More than 125 kindergartners from KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy visited Cooper University Health Care last month to take part in the annual “Teddy Goes to Cooper” event.  


The Teddy Goes to Cooper program was developed to help alleviate young children’s fears of visiting the hospital or the doctor while teaching them healthy habits.  


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Tee Time for Children's

Regional Hospital at Cooper 



Registration is still open for the Cherry Hill Audi quattro Cup, one of the largest amateur golf tournaments in the world.  Proceeds from the local tournament on Monday, June 18, will benefit Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper.


For more information or to register, click here. Sponsorships are also available! 


Red Hot Gala Another Red Hot Success

Members of the Cooper University Health Care leadership team at the gala from left to right, Anthony Mazzarelli, MD, JD, MBE, Co-President, Adrienne Kirby, PhD, Executive Chairman and CEO, Terry Ricca, RN, Senior Vice President for Institute Strategy, Access and Chief Experience Officer, George E. Norcross, III, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Robin L. Perry, MD, Chairman and Chief, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Susan Bass Levin, President and CEO The Cooper Foundation, Kevin O'Dowd, JD, Co-President and Gary J. Lesneski, Esq., Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel


Thank you to everyone who helped us paint the town Cooper red at our Eighth Annual Cooper Red Hot Gala.


Together, we raised a record-breaking $2.1 million to benefit The Ripa Center for Women’s Health and Wellness at Cooper as well as Women’s Health programs throughout Cooper University Health Care.


The Cooper Red Hot Gala is one of the largest charitable fundraisers in the region and has raised a total of $12.1 million since 2011. 

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We're in the News! 



Christie, at School Dedication in Camden, Looks Back on Changes in City – Courier-Post – May 7, 2018 – by Phaedra Trethan – The Courier-Post covers the dedication of the KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy John Greenleaf Whittier School. Watch the interview with Cooper Foundation President and CEO Susan Bass Levin. 

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After Multimillion-Dollar Renovation, Historic Middle School Reopens in Camden – SNJToday – May 7, 2018by SNJToday Staff – On the morning of Monday, May 7th, national, state and local leaders, as well as students, their families, teachers and members of the community, joined together for a dedication ceremony to officially reopen the historic KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy John Greenleaf Whittier Middle School building. 

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PHOTOS: The Eighth Annual Cooper Red Hot Gala – –April 27, 2018 – by Thom Carroll and Sinead Cummings – Check out the red hot photo gallery from the 2018 Cooper Red Hot Gala. 

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Camden Superintendent Who Led Turnaround Is Stepping Down – The New York Times – April 11, 2018 – by Kate Zernike – The state takeover of this troubled city’s school district gambled on a big question: After years of experiments with more money and charter schools, could anything improve education in Camden? Five years in, Camden’s answer seems to be yes. 

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