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June 24, 2016
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Honoring the Memory of a Loved One Through Giving



Lena DeMeis loved to garden, finding happiness in nurturing her vegetables and tending to her roses.


“She gardened for as long as I can remember,” said her daughter Karen DeMeis.


Lena passed away in March after battling stage 4 breast cancer, but her memory will live on in the beautiful Forman Family Tranquility Garden located at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. Lena’s daughters decided to pay tribute to their mother with engraved paver stones in the garden.


“It was such a special way for my sisters and I to remember our Mom,” Karen said. “She loved to garden, and she had very good care at Cooper.”


Honor and memorial gifts are meaningful ways to support the extraordinary work at Cooper, while recognizing someone special in your life


Read more about Karen’s special tribute to her mother and how you can honor a loved one today.

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The Cooper Foundation’s Pink Roses Teal Magnolias brunch raises funds for breast and gynecological cancer clinical and research programs at the MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. This event has raised $3 million for breast and gynecological cancer in the past six years.


This year’s Host Committee held a kick-off meeting earlier this month, and members are already busy selling event and raffle tickets, securing ads for the ad book, and collecting items for our silent auction and Ticket in a Basket raffle.
Learn more about joining the host committee.


Is your company or organization interested in joining the fight against breast and gynecological cancer? Your organization can help make a difference.
Learn how you can become a Pink Roses Teal Magnolias Community Partner.


Join us on Sunday, October 30, 2016 we honor representatives from the breast and gynecologic cancer teams as Pink and Teal Heroes. The first of our four honorees to be featured is Helen Nichter, a Lead Surgical Advanced Practice Nurse at MD Anderson Cancer Center Cooper. You can read more about her in the Q & A below.


Q&A Helen Nichter

Q & A With Pink and Teal Hero Helen Nichter

Pink and Teal Hero Helen Nichter, RN, MSN, APN is Lead Surgical Advanced Practice Nurse at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. A breast cancer survivor herself, Helen has worked at Cooper since 1990.

Find out why this thrill seeker is nicknamed Lucky, and why she decided to pursue a career in nursing, especially after a short stint as a pageant contestant.

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Summer In The City

Summer in the City Music Festival July 6, 13, 20

Summer in the City concerts are back! Join us for live music at Sheila Roberts Park at 6th and Washington Streets at 5:30 p.m. July 6, 13 &20.


Thanks to our sponsors Garden State Discovery Museum, Campbell Soup, Rowan University and the City of Camden and to our partners at Cooper’s Ferry, Cooper Lanning Civic Association and Lanning Square West Residents in Action.



Check out the concert lineup here!

Sherman Wood Storty

Time is Muscle

Heart Disease is the nation’s #1 killer and The Cooper Heart Institute provides world-class cardiac care.

Watch the Video of Sherman Wood, a Cooper patient, share his ‪Cooper heart ‬‬story success!

In The News

∙ Camden Health and Athletics Association launches to help fund Camden youth sports programs - PhillyVoice – June 1, 2016 by Eliza Lala: The Camden Health & Athletic Association launched with the goal of strengthening the community and keeping young people healthy and active, a new organization dedicated to expanding health and athletic programs is being created in the City of Camden. Read More



∙ Camden youth athletic league gets $1M in seed money from Cooper Foundation, Norcross Foundation and AmeriHealth - NJBIZ – June 2, 2016 by Anjalee Khemlani: The Camden Health & Athletic Association (CHAA) aims to be an umbrella youth athletic league for all the neighborhoods in Camden and will help support existing sports leagues in the City. Watch The Video


∙ Common-Sense Habits Can Help Cut Cancer Rates Significantly

NJ Spotlight – June 13, 2016 by Lilo H. Stainton: Dr. Pallav Mehta, oncologist and Director of Integrative Oncology at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper finds reasons to celebrate results of new study - common-sense habits can help cut cancer rates significantly. Read More


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