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The Catalyst - An eNewsletter for Friends of The Cooper Foundation
April 2015

MD Anderson Cancer Center
at Cooper


Help make cancer history with a life-saving donation to the MD Anderson Cooper Cornerstone Campaign. Don’t miss this opportunity to be celebrated with gratitude, visibility and permanence for your support.

Become an Inaugural Donor (gifts of $1,000 to $99,999) by July 31, 2015 and your name will appear on our elegant Cornerstone Wall. Become a Major Gift Donor (gifts of $100,000 or more) and we will memorialize your name on our stunning Building Hope Wall.

Your donation will fund research, clinical trials, new technology, our Patient in Need fund, supportive services and will be an inspiration for others to give.

Make a donation today, and you will make a difference in the lives of patients and their families. To learn about specific types and benefits of giving, visit here. To make a donation, please visit here. Contact Susan Bass Levin (856.963.6703 or to discuss your pledge and how it will be commemorated.


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Cooper Red Hot Gala Raises Record $1.5 Million for Cooper Trauma Center

Thank you for coming out to the 2015 Cooper Red Hot Gala! We raised a record $1.5 million for the Cooper Trauma Center.

More than 800 people attended the fifth annual RED HOT event held at Vie in Philadelphia.

And the party's not over! You can still relive the memories by checking out photos taken by our roving photographer and Tap Snap selfies. All you need to do is visit and enter the User Name 2015 Red Hot Gala and the Password 29754.

To read more about the 2015 Red Hot Gala, click here.

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Third Annual Berkowitz Family Foundation Lecture on Medical Ethics on April 23

Register today to attend the annual Berkowitz Family Foundation Lecture, featuring Barron H. Lerner, MD, Professor of Medicine, Departments of Medicine and Population Health, New York University, Langone Medical Center, and author of "The Good Doctor: A Father, a Son and the Evolution of Medical Ethics."

The event is generously funded by the Berkowitz Family Foundation.

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Cooper CARES Grant Funds New Mobile Charging Station

The Multispecialty Department at Cooper University Health Care has a brand new Kwikboost Mobile Charging Station, thanks to a one-time grant from The Cooper CARES Committee. The charging station will allow patients, family and friends to charge their mobile devices while waiting in the reception area.

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Join us on June 4 as we honor two esteemed leaders in Pediatric Medicine: Gary E. Stahl, MD, Vice Chairman and Vice Chief, Department of Pediatrics, Head, Division of Neonatology, and Richard Selznick, PhD, Director, Cooper Learning Center.

The 2015 Tribute to The Children's Regional Hospital at Cooper will benefit The Children's Regional Hospital, Child Life Services, Newborn Intensive Care Unit and Cooper Learning Center.

Thanks to our event sponsors, Mercedes Benz of Cherry Hill and the Cooper Women's Board.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities and to register, click here.

Janet Knowles Breast Cancer Center Opening on May 12

Please join us at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12 as we celebrate the opening of the Janet Knowles Breast Cancer Center at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper.


Congratulations to the 2015 Excellence Award Winners

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Excellence Awards! This year, the Excellence Awards have been expanded to recognize exceptional professional nurses and advanced practice nurses in the ambulatory care and inpatient setting at any Cooper University Health Care location, as well as members of the collaborative care teams that support nursing each and every day.

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Collingswood fifth grader collects more than 2,000 books for Children’s Regional Hospital

It all started with a “pay it forward” assignment that Dakota Williams, an 11-year-old fifth grader at Tatem Elementary in Collingswood, was given at school. The students were asked to take on a project that would make the world a better place. Dakota decided that he wanted to give back to Cooper after his brother, Cole, 15, was a patient in Cooper’s Emergency Department.

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NJBiz: Camden’s MD Anderson Cooper awarded $100K grant to fund community outreach screening program
The MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper in Camden has been awarded a $100,000 grant from Susan G. Komen Philadelphia to fund its community outreach screening program, which is focused on outreach, awareness and screening for breast and other cancers. Read More

NJ Spotlight: KIPP Network’s ‘Renaissance School’ Builds on First Year of Operations in Camden
A recent visit to the KIPP-Cooper-Norcross School showed a school that was confident in its model. One of the nation’s largest charter school networks, KIPP has developed its own procedures and processes for a smooth-running classroom, and it was evident. The hybrid charter school could potentially help transform the city's troubled public schools. Read More


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