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Featured Donor: Ronald L. Dubrow

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To Ronald L. Dubrow, the fight against breast cancer was personal.

“We have a history of breast cancer in the family – my mother, sister, and stepmother all had breast cancer. I even had a scare,” said Ron’s daughter Jen Weiss, CEO, Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey. “We were all cared for by Cooper physicians.”

So when The Cooper Foundation held its first Pink Roses Teal Magnolias brunch five years ago to benefit breast and ovarian cancer care and research at Cooper, Ron was there.

A member of The Cooper Foundation Board of Trustees since 2010, Ron was a generous donor to Pink Roses Teal Magnolias as well as to other Foundation initiatives throughout the year, including the annual Red Hot Gala.

“He was at Pink and Teal every year and was a big supporter financially and emotionally,” said Jen. “I was a speaker last year and I remember him telling me how proud he was to watch me up there.”

Ron also believed in Camden, serving as President of the Boy and Girls Club and looking forward to opportunities for young children at the KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy.

Sadly, Ron passed away suddenly last month. He was 68.

Ron is remembered for his kindness, generosity and philanthropy.

“South Jersey has lost a great man,” said Susan Bass Levin, President and CEO of The Cooper Foundation.

“My father thought that Cooper was making huge strides medically, and that there was really no competitor,” Jen said. “There are so many great things going on in Camden and at Cooper, including everything happening at MD Anderson Cancer Center. He was so proud to be a part of it.”