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November 18, 2016

Your Monthly Round-Up of Stories From
The Cooper Foundation


In This Issue:

#GivingTuesdayPink Roses Teal Magnolias Quilt Auction
Camden Health & Athletic Association Artful Healing
2017 Cooper Red Hot Gala In The News


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Support our Littlest Patients at Children’s Regional Hospital on #GivingTuesday!


Share the holiday spirit by helping children in need. Shop our Amazon Wish List, our Toys R Us Wish List to donate a book, game or toy or Make a Gift to the Johnny M. Playroom at Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper and support our littlest patients on #GivingTuesday, November 29.


“A hospital stay can be scary for our youngest patients,” said Brittany Spaeth, Child Life Manager at Children’s Regional Hospital. “We want our patients to be comfortable, so that they can be kids, even though they are in a hospital. Toys and games can make a child smile.”


The Johnny M. Playroom is a play space for kids hospitalized at Children’s Regional Hospital in Camden. It’s warm and friendly and designed to look and feel like an outdoor play area, with games, toys and even an indoor “tree,” an outdoor barbecue play set, and butterflies suspended in the air.


“We are always in need of Legos, dolls, Playstation 4 games and books, as well as sippy cups and onesies for our littlest patients,” said Spaeth. “Donations of new pajamas are also welcome as it can be really hard to play and be a kid in a hospital gown.”


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Pink Roses Teal Magnolias - That's A Wrap!


We are thrilled to share that our 7th Annual Pink Roses Teal Magnolias Brunch was our most successful yet, raising more than $750,000 for breast and gynecologic cancer research and clinical programs at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper.


A great big thank you to the over 900 women – and men – who attended and supported this annual celebration of hope, strength, courage, inspiration, remembrance and survivorship.


“The support MD Anderson Cooper receives through The Cooper Foundation and Pink Roses Teal Magnolias is critical to funding research, enhancing care and finding a cure,” said Generosa Grana, MD, Director of MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper.


This year’s event honored Drs. A. Leilani Fahey, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon; Sun Yong (Sunny) Lee, Breast Cancer Surgeon, and Robin Wilson-Smith, Gynecologic Oncologist, and Helen Nichter, Lead Surgical Advanced Practice Nurse, with the Pink and Teal Hero Award. Click here to view our photo gallery.


A special thank you to Our Community Partners who joined in the fight - restaurants and bars, schools, gyms and yoga studios, auto dealers, retail stores, realtors, salons and so many more.


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Quilt Auction:
The Fabric of Life

This year marked our first-ever Pink and Teal Quilt Auction. The online auction featured quilts made by cancer survivors, quilters and quilt guilds throughout the region. All told, 48 quilts were sold and more than $11,000 raised for the Pink and Teal Fund.


Thank you to everyone who donated these beautiful quilts. We are truly grateful for your generosity and support.


View a complete listing of quilters.


Camden Health &
Athletic Association

Lessons about teamwork, friendship and the satisfaction that comes with making a last second basket, hitting a walk-off homerun, or scoring a winning goal, are often first experienced through youth sports.


The Camden Health & Athletic Association (CHAA) launched in June with a $1 million investment from The Cooper Foundation, the Norcross Foundation and Amerihealth New Jersey. CHAA's mission is to expand health and athletic programs available to Camden youth.


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November is Arts &
Health Month!

At Cooper, we believe so much in the power of art to heal that the walls of the MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper contain artwork by New Jersey artists. Through November, Arts and Health Month, we pause to focus on Artful Healing.


Learn more about our Artful Healing program, Watch A Video about Cooper’s commitment to art and healing or Make A Donation to support this unique wellness initiative.



Save the Date

Mark Your Calendar -- the 2017 Cooper Red Hot Gala is set for March 31st at Vie in Philadelphia.


See you there!



In The News

∙ At Cooper Story Slam, Doctors Tell Of Healing Patients And Themselves - Philadelphia Inquirer – October 25, 2016 by Stacey Burling: Six doctors and a nurse — from Cooper University Health Care and Cooper Medical School of Rowan University shared five-minute stories about their experience on the front lines of medicine in a story slam. Read Now


∙ Rutgers Science Building Takes Shape - Courier-Post – October 14, 2016 by Phaedra Trethan: Rutgers University's new Nursing and Science Building, a striking 100,000-square-foot structure under construction at Fifth and Federal streets, cuts an impressive swath in the middle of a downtown in the process of revitalization. Read More


∙ Cooper Foundation Seventh Annual Pink Roses Teal Magnolias Brunch - Courier-Post – Photo Gallery: A gallery of images from the 7th Annual Pink Roses Teal Magnolias Brunch, which raised more than $750,000 for breast and gynecological cancer research and care at the MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. View Photos


∙ In The Pink, And Teal – Cancer Survivors Come Together To Raise Funds For Research - Burlington County Times – October 24, 2016 by Sally Friedman: Little Black Dress in Medford outfits cancer survivors at the 7th annual Pink Roses Teal Magnolias Brunch. Read More


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