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

A Message from Susan Bass Levin, President & CEO, The Cooper Foundation

When it comes to fighting cancer, no one can do it alone. 

At The Cooper Foundation, we are grateful to our community partners for joining the fight against cancer and for supporting a variety of programs at Cooper University Health Care to ensure patients and their families have access to world-class healthcare close to home. 

When you donate to The Cooper Foundation, your gift helps people right here in our local community.

On Oct. 25 we will hold our 6th Annual Pink Roses Teal Magnolias Brunch to raise money for breast and gynecological cancer programs at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. Last month, we raised $150,000 for the lung cancer research program.

Each year, breast and gynecologic cancers claim the lives of more than 65,000 women.  As an ovarian cancer survivor, I have a deeply personal connection to this fight.

I hope you will join me at the Pink Roses Teal Magnolias Brunch as we come together to celebrate cancer survivors and raise money so that we can continue the fight in honor of those we lost to the disease. 

See you there! 


 

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Just 12 More Days -
Pink Roses Teal Magnolias Brunch Oct. 25!

There are just 12 more days until our 6th Annual Pink Roses Teal Magnolias Brunch on Sunday, Oct. 25 at the Crowne Plaza in Cherry Hill. If you have not purchased your ticket yet, now is the time, or you can make a donation to join the fight.

All proceeds will benefit breast and gynecological cancer programs at MD Anderson Cooper.

This year’s brunch will include an amazing silent auction, more than 50 raffle baskets and an exciting live auction as well as delicious food and a few surprises!

Join us in honoring Dr. Meredith P. Crisp, Dr. Lydia Liao, Dr. Francis R. Spitz and Patricia A. Stienes, champions in advancing cancer care through research, early detection and improved treatment at MD Anderson Cooper.

Learn more about this year’s honorees, here.

To purchase brunch tickets, click here.

If you need a vacation, buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win two round trip tickets to anywhere in the continental United States, Alaska, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.


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Retail Therapy, Anyone? Shop at Lee Newman and Mixellaneous and Fight Cancer

Join us this Friday, Oct. 16 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Shops at Lee Newman Plaza on Route 70 in Cherry Hill for an exclusive shopping party to benefit Pink Roses Teal Magnolias. Enjoy complimentary food and drink, mingle and shop for a good cause.

Can’t make it Friday night? From now through Oct. 25, the Shops at Lee Newman Plaza will donate 10 percent of your purchase to Pink Roses Teal Magnolias.

Feel like mixing it up? Mixellaneous at Designers Court in Marlton will donate 15 percent of your purchase from Oct. 22 to Oct. 24 to Pink Roses Teal Magnolias.

Tell them you’re a friend of Cooper!


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Your Gifts at Work in the Fight Against Breast and Gynecologic Cancer

When you give to Pink Roses Teal Magnolias, you support women in the fight against cancer. You provide funding for innovative research at MD Anderson Cooper, which results in better treatments and brings us closer to discovering a cure. Your donation helps to improve patient experiences and outcomes.

Read more to learn how the proceeds from the 2014 Pink Roses Teal Magnolias have helped make a difference in the fight against cancer.


Become a Cooper Community Partner!

The Cooper Foundation welcomes the opportunity to partner with area businesses and community organizations to help make a difference in the lives of Cooper patients as well as families and children in need in the City of Camden.

Here are some examples of our current community partnerships:

• Barnes and Noble in Deptford is organizing a holiday book drive to benefit the Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper.

• Burns Honda launched Drive for a Cure with a TV commercial featuring Josephine McGinniss, a Pink and Teal Event Co-Chair, to raise money for breast and gynecologic research and care at MD Anderson Cooper. Test drive a Honda in October and Burns will make a donation to Pink Roses Teal Magnolias.

Do you have another idea for a partnership to help support life-saving medical research and high-quality patient care at Cooper?

Tell us about it!

 
New Mural by Holman Automotive Group Makes Children Smile

Volunteers from Holman Automotive Group, Inc., devoted their Days of Caring initiative to painting a beautiful “Under the Sea” mural that now greets pediatric patients and their families at Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper.

Read More



Featured Donor:
Carolyn Shelby
Pink and Teal Event Co-Chair

When Carolyn Shelby was battling breast cancer in 2012, her quilting group cried with her, laughed with her and rejoiced with her. She has since donated handmade quilts to benefit Pink Roses Teal Magnolias and created a quilt for the Janet Knowles Breast Cancer Center at MD Anderson Cooper.

Read more about why Carolyn gives back to Cooper and what she thinks about the color pink in this short Q & A.



Calling All Quilters

We are planning a Pink Roses Teal Magnolias online quilt auction for next fall to benefit breast and gynecologic care at MD Anderson Cooper. Please consider donating a quilt that conveys the theme “Artful Healing” for the auction.

For more information or to sign-up, please click here.



Woman-to-Woman

MD Anderson Cooper received a Woman-to-Woman grant from the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. The grant will support training gynecologic cancer survivors to serve as peer-to-peer mentors and provide crucial support to newly diagnosed gynecologic cancer patients.



Jim Fifis Lung Cancer Research Fund Dinner Raises $150,000

The Fifth Annual Jim Fifis Lung Cancer Research Fund Dinner raised $150,000 for the lung cancer program at MD Anderson Cooper. More than 300 people gathered at Ponzio’s Diner-Baker-Bar in Cherry Hill on Sept. 29 for the dinner, which celebrated the life of Jim Fifis, who was the long-time owner of Ponzio’s before he died of lung cancer in 2007.

Since its founding in 2011, the Jim Fifis Lung Cancer Research Fund has raised a total of $500,000 for lung cancer research at MD Anderson Cooper.

View photos from this year’s event
here.



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