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June 27, 2017

Your Monthly Round-Up of Stories From
The Cooper Foundation


In This Issue:

Pink Roses Teal Magnolias Honors Four Outstanding Heroes
Camden Health & Athletic Association Hosts Basketball Clinic With NBA Star
Featured Donor: The Kronenberger Family Cherry Hill Audi Quattro Cup
Summer in the City Kicks Off Thank You Ravitz Family Foundation!
From Our Inbox In Loving Memory In The News


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The Cooper Foundation’s 8th annual Pink Roses Teal Magnolias Brunch, on Sunday, October 29, at the Crowne Plaza in Cherry Hill, will honor four members of the outstanding care team at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper for their contributions to cancer care and treatment.


This year’s Pink and Teal Heroes are:

• Katherine Hansen, DO, Breast Surgeon
• Catherine Loveland-Jones, MD, MS, Breast Surgeon
• Maria Metzler, RN, Oncology Infusion Nurse
• Colleen Tegeler, RT, (R) (T), Director, Radiation Oncology


To learn more about Colleen Tegeler, click here.


Since 2010, The Cooper Foundation’s Pink Roses Teal Magnolias initiative has been raising funds for breast and gynecological cancer clinical and research programs at MD Anderson Cooper.


Register today to join the fight against breast and gynecological cancer!


Donations fund research, complementary medicine, new technology, support services, our Survivor Program and our Patient in Need fund that assists patients in financial distress with transportation, childcare, prescription co-pays and other immediate needs.




Camden Health & Athletic Association
Hosts Basketball Clinic With
NBA Star Michael Kidd-Gilchrist


The Camden Health & Athletic Association teamed up with NBA star Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and 11 area basketball coaches to host its first ever youth basketball clinic for Camden children at Rutgers-Camden.


The Camden Health & Athletic Association (CHAA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding Camden’s youth sports programs and promoting healthy lifestyles. CHAA launched in June 2016 with a $1 million initial investment by The Cooper Foundation of Cooper University Health Care, the Norcross Foundation and AmeriHealth New Jersey.


More than 125 Camden children, ages 8 to 13, participated in the instructional clinic, which helped develop skills on and off the court.


“You are going to face plenty of challenges throughout your life – in sports, in school, at home – but if you work hard, you can succeed in whatever you set your mind to,” Kidd-Gilchrist told the young athletes. “Be proud that you are from South Jersey. With organizations like the Camden Health & Athletic Association, there are more and more opportunities for young people every day.”


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John Henry Kronenberger was born on January 18, 1990 at only 26 weeks.


Though everyone tried their best, his tiny lungs could not sustain him, and John Henry died in the Cooper NICU six days later.


As a way to keep John Henry’s memory alive and give back to the nurses who gave so much to them, Jack and Cheryl created the John Henry Kronenberger Nursing Award dedicated to furthering neonatal nursing education.


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Photo L to R: 2017 Nursing Excellence Award Winner Jackie Whitehead, RN with Jack Kronenberger and 2016 Nursing Excellence Award Winner Adrian Hernandez, RN, BSN, RNC-NIC with Cheryl Cummings. Both nurses received recognition with the John Henry Memorial Award for Excellence in Neonatal Nursing.



Play Fore! Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper

Raise money for the Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper by joining Cherry Hill Audi on Monday, July 17 for the 2017 Audi quattro Cup, one of the largest amateur golf tournaments in the world.


The winning team in the tournament will advance to the U.S. Final at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, where they will have an opportunity to compete for a spot at the World Final in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.


For more information, register or become a sponsor, click here.



Summer in the City Music Festival Kicks Off July 6

The 2017 Summer in the City Music Festival kicks off on Thursday, July 6 with a can’t miss performance by “The Dirty Dozen.” Also on the festival lineup are “The Ingram Brothers” on July 13 and “To the Max” on July 20.


All concerts are free and open to the public. Concerts begin at 5:30 p.m. and are held at Sheila Roberts Park at 6th and Washington in Camden.


Summer in the City is a collaboration of The Cooper Foundation, Cooper’s Ferry Partnership, Cooper Lanning Civic Association, Lanning Square West Residents in Action and The Garden State Discovery Museum.



Thank You Ravitz Family Foundation!

Thank you to the Ravitz Family Foundation for its generous grant to support art and music therapy as part of the Child Life Program at the Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper.


Child Life Specialists use age-appropriate education, preparation, medical and therapeutic play to help children cope with a hospital experience.


The Ravitz Family Foundation has been a longtime supporter of the Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper.


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We received an overwhelming response to our Doctors" Day celebration this year and want to share a few more of your special notes honoring our extraordinary physicians:


“I want to thank Dr. Kenneth Graf and everyone else on his staff at Cooper who took care of me and this body after being hit by a car while riding my motorcycle on July 25, 2015. Dr. Graf saved my leg and probably my life! Thanks!”– Stephen Rooney


“I am thankful to Dr. David Warshal for saving my life. I feel very lucky to have him as my doctor. He shows great compassion and really made me feel unafraid during a very difficult time in my life.” – Barbara Hays


While Doctors’ Day is celebrated nationally on March 30 each year, here at The Cooper Foundation every day is Doctors’ Day. You can make a gift anytime throughout the year to honor a physician, nurse or Cooper staff member. Visit our website to donate now.


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We are honored to keep the memory of your loved one alive when you entrust memorial donations to The Cooper Foundation. Your gift will be recognized with a beautiful card featuring artwork by a New Jersey artist.


The heart remembers most those it has loved best.


We remember Amanda Emigh Layton, of Riverton, NJ , beloved wife of Bill Layton and loving mother of Will. Amanda was an attorney and partner in the law firm of Duane Morris, LLP. Amanda held her family and friends dearest to her heart.


To learn more about making a gift in honor or memory of a loved one, click here.



In The News

∙ The Promise Of Immunotherapy - – June 16, 2017 by Matthew Stanmyre: "Really it's been a dawn of a new era for oncology care," says Robert A. Somer, a medical oncologist from Cooper University Health Care in South Jersey. "To bring a new type of therapy and a new understanding of how your own body interacts with cancer, and being able to release your body's protective mechanisms against the disease that's trying to harm you, is just a remarkable event in society.” Read More


∙ As Its Camden Factory Grows, Holtec Looks To Fill Jobs In City - The Philadelphia Inquirer – June 13, 2017 – by Michael Burke: Holtec International makes efforts to become one of the largest employers in the city. Read More


∙ From Prison To Park Camden’s Cooper’s Poynt Opens - Courier Post – June 6, 2017 – by Phaedra Trethan: Cooper's Poynt Waterfront Park, a 5-acre green space with multi-use trails, a state-of-the-art playground, new lighting and stunning vistas of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, Delaware River and Philadelphia Skyline, opens in Camden on the former state prison site. Read More


∙ Demolitions Begin To Rid Camden Of Vacant Eyesores - 6ABC – June 2, 2017: Camden is continuing its push to demolish vacant and abandoned buildings in the city to make way for redevelopment. Watch Video


∙ Teddy Goes to Cooper - 6ABC – June 1, 2017 : Kindergartners learn about health care at Teddy Goes to Cooper event. Watch Video

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