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February 2, 2017

Your Monthly Round-Up of Stories From
The Cooper Foundation


In This Issue:

2017 Cooper Red Hot Gala Remembering a Fashionista
Cherry Hill PBA iPad DonationPaying It Forward
Thank You - Holiday Of Hope In The News


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Cooper Red Hot Gala, Friday, March 31!
Register Today!


Celebrate imagination, inspiration and innovation!


George E. Norcross, III, Chairman of the Cooper Health System Board of Trustees and Philip A. Norcross, Chairman of The Cooper Foundation Board of Trustees, invite you to the Seventh Annual Cooper Red Hot Gala on Friday night, March 31 at Vie in Philadelphia.


This year we will recognize honorary co-chair, Dr. Jeffrey Carpenter, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery.


All proceeds will benefit the Cooper Surgical Services Institute, offering patients leading-edge surgical options in a world-class facility performed by some of the region's top surgeons.


Purchase your tickets now!


Get in on the Red Hot Fun Early!


Get the party started now by becoming a sponsor, purchasing an ad in the keepsake ad book, donating an item for the silent auction or buying a ticket for our wildly popular super 50/50 raffle.


Or simply make a tax-deductible donation today.


Whatever you do, don’t miss out on being a part of the hottest party of the year!


Special Thanks To Our
Red Hot Host Committee
For Getting The Party Started!


Dr. Umur & Diane Atabek
Sandy & Sid Brown
Tracy & Jeff Brown
Mayor Chuck & Stephanie Cahn
Cathy & Dennis DiFlorio
Beverly & Joseph Forline
Donna & Rick Forman
Drs. Generosa Grana & Bill VanDecker
Michael Hartung
Ali A. Houshmand, PhD
Gina LaPlaca


Dr. Joseph & Nadia Lombardi
Dr. Steven & Susan McClane
Tricia Mueller
Carole & Philip Norcross
John M. Porter, MD
Dr. Allen & Carol Seftel
Dr. Brian & Barbara Smith
Dr. Al & Tracy Solina
Dr. Francis & Mary Beth Spitz
Kathy Sweeney & Dan Jass, MD



Remembering A Fashionista With Artful Healing Donation

Beverly Adler loved art and fashion, and even as she grew older, when she stepped out in public, she would always look her best.


“She never would leave her apartment without being fully made up,” said daughter Lynn Levine of Cherry Hill. “She was quite the fashionista.”


Beverly passed away last year at the age of 91, leaving behind a collection of designer ball gowns and dresses spanning nearly three quarters of a century.


To honor her mother’s memory, Lynn decided to donate the proceeds from the consignment of more than a dozen gowns to the Artful Healing Fund at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper.


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Cherry Hill PBA Donates iPads to
Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper



It was just over a year ago when Chris Wernig and his wife, Kim, got the call that every parent dreads.


Their sons – Dylan, 18, and Justin, 17 – were in a car accident on their way home from a Highland High School basketball game in Gloucester Township.


Dylan sustained minor injuries, but Justin suffered a broken neck, collarbone and tailbone, and was rushed to Cooper, where he received emergency treatment and was admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper.


“The ER staff was great,” said Chris, who is a Cherry Hill police officer and vice president of the Cherry Hill Policemen’s Benevolent Association (PBA). “Everyone at Cooper – they are exceptional people.”


Chris and Kim also have two daughters – Casey, 16, and Riley, 2. To keep Riley occupied during visits to the hospital, Chris took her down the hall to the Johnny M. Playroom, where she could play games, read books and play with toys.


“I thought it was really, really cool that they had this whole playroom there,” Chris said.


But the playroom needed something more. iPads.


That’s where the Cherry Hill PBA stepped in, deciding to use the money raised from its inaugural golf tournament to purchase iPads for the playroom.


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Paying It Forward

Be sure to read the current issue of Survivor Times, a newsletter for cancer survivors sponsored by the Diane Barton Complementary Medicine Program at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper.


Turn to page 18, in the online edition, for a special article by Cooper Foundation President Susan Bass Levin on how your donations to the Patient-In-Need Fund are helping ease the burden for patients receiving cancer treatment.


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Thank You for Making It a Holiday of Hope and Healing!

Whether you purchased a snowflake to benefit our trauma patients, donated a book or toy for our youngest patients at the Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper, participated in our Adopt-A-Family program or provided a warm coat or hot meal for those less fortunate, you helped make it a holiday of hope for children and families in need. A special thanks to our Community Partners for their generosity this season.


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In The News

∙ Higher Ed Invests Millions In Camden - Courier-Post – January 17, 2017 by: Kim Mulford: Construction of the Joint Health Sciences Center in downtown Camden will generate about $72 million for the city's economy over the next three years, according to a new report by the Rowan University/Rutgers–Camden Board of Governors. The first phase of the project is expected to open in the spring of 2019. Read More


∙ At Camden's Subaru Site, Plans For A City Within A City - Philadelphia Inquirer - January 8, 2017 by: Allison Steele: An influx of businesses, increased public transit and other investments that will transform the site of Subaru’s new headquarters in Camden. Read More


∙ Camden-Based Nonprofit Receives $30M Grant In Partnership With The Cooper Foundation - Courier-Post - December 21, 2016 by: Phaedra Trethan: A $30 million federal grant will be a "game-changer" for Camden's largest nonprofit social services agency as it works to provide support to families in the city. Read More


∙ Camden Gets $6M From Feds To Help Build 'Cradle-To-Career' Pipeline - - December 20, 2016 by: Rebecca Everett: The Center for Family Services in Camden, in partnership with The Cooper Foundation, receives a federal Promise Neighborhood grant to support a holistic approach to meeting the needs of the Camden community. Read More


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