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“Donating to The Cooper Foundation is our way of thanking the Cooper Team for saving our son David’s life”

In May of 2021, our world was upended when our son David was rushed to a local ER in an altered mental state. He was acting confused and disoriented and,…

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CCPD No Shave November Funds donated to The Cooper Foundation in Memory of Fallen Officer 

Members of the Camden County Police Department’s FOP Lodge 218 and CCPD commanders presented a check to The Cooper Foundation for cancer research at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper.…

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2023 Bras for a Cause Raises Funds for MD Anderson at Cooper

The Cooper Foundation team had the pleasure of attending the annual Bras for a Cause on Wednesday, October 25. The event was hosted by the Women’s Council of Realtors – Southern NJ Regional chapter.

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“Dancing with the Gloucester County Stars” Participant Chooses The Cooper Foundation To Receive Competition Funds

Cancer survivor Dr. Angela Knestaut presented a $6,318 check to The Cooper Foundation for the Patient in Need fund at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper after representing the organization in this year’s “Dancing with the Gloucester County Stars” fundraising competition.

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Pierson Charities Gives $50K Boost to Breast Cancer Research and Patient in Need Fund

The Cooper Foundation received $50,000 from Pierson Charities on behalf of the Pink Roses & Teal Magnolias event hosted in April to support MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper.

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Tribute to Bernard & Shirlee Brown at 2023 Cooper Red Hot Gala

2023 Cooper Red Hot Gala Join our Presenting Sponsors, Sid and Sandy Brown, Jeff and Tracy Brown and Anne E. Koons, as they honor the lives and impact of their…

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The Cooper Foundation Receives $40K Donation During Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Family and friends of the late Susan Marie Rupp, of Clementon NJ, presented a check for $40,000 to The Cooper Foundation in honor of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. The funds will support ovarian cancer research at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper.

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Subaru of America Shares Appreciation for Cooper University Health Care Essential Workers and Provides Support for Camden-Based Patients

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) today announced that as part of its Subaru Loves to Care® initiative, employees from Subaru headquarters presented 1,500 care packages to essential workers at Cooper University Health Care (Cooper). Alongside the appreciation kits, the automaker donated $30,000 to the Cooper Foundation as part of its ongoing support of Camden-based patients receiving treatment at Cooper.

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Cherry Hill Girls Softball Team “Strikes Out Cancer” with Annual Fundraiser

An annual “Strike Out Cancer” event held by the Cherry Hill West High School Girls Softball Team has raised thousands of dollars since its inception six years ago.

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Cooper Foundation Receives $50K Donation for Ovarian Cancer Research

The Ferraro family of Langhorne, PA presented a check for $50,000 to
The Cooper Foundation in honor of their loved one, Barbara, who lost her valiant six-year battle with cancer earlier this year at the age of 61. The funds will support ovarian cancer research at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper.

Connecting COVID-19 Friends & Family

“Due to the isolating nature of COVID-19, being able to FaceTime with my husband Brett Breslow as he battled this virus was a huge source of comfort for me and my children during an incredibly difficult time.  Please donate any amount towards the purchase of iPads for Cooper Hospital's ICU.” – Amy Breslow

This fund was established by The Breslow Family to connect COVID-19 patients at Cooper University Health Care to their family and friends using tablets. Thank you to The Breslow Family for their kindness, creativity, and compassion for others who are suffering. 

Connecting COVID-19 Friends & Family

“Due to the isolating nature of COVID-19, being able to FaceTime with my husband Brett Breslow as he battled this virus was a huge source of comfort for me and my children during an incredibly difficult time.  Please donate any amount towards the purchase of iPads for Cooper Hospital's ICU.” – Amy Breslow

This fund was established by The Breslow Family to connect COVID-19 patients at Cooper University Health Care to their family and friends using tablets. Thank you to The Breslow Family for their kindness, creativity, and compassion for others who are suffering. 

The Bernard and Shirlee Brown Foundation, the Anne Brown Koons Foundation, the Jeff and Tracy Brown Foundation Support The Cooper Learning Center’s Reading Programs

The Cooper Learning Center, with offices in Voorhees and Moorestown, has offered parents and children access to the most advanced, scientifically-proven methods for accurately assessing and treating children’s learning difficulties, combined with expert clinical support for the possible causes of learning disabilities.

“Learning to read is something that no one can take away from you,” said Koons, a successful real estate agent whose son benefited from the Cooper Learning Center 25 years ago. “We had such a positive experience and I have recommended countless people to Dr. Selznick. It’s a privilege to support this program.”

Melvin’s Story: The Smallest Grip, The Biggest Heart

Melvin was born at Cooper nine weeks premature, weighing only 2.9 pounds. He spent his first few weeks of life under the watchful eyes of the staff in Cooper’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. To show his gratitude for the exceptional care he received at Cooper, Melvin, now a healthy teenager, collects pennies each year to donate to Cooper’s NICU to help other premature babies like himself. In the last seven years Melvin has raised more than $2,000.

Parents’ Gift Celebrates Daughter’s Passion for Art

Frank and Linda Falcone, parents to Jessie Falcone, made a generous gift to the new art therapy program at the Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper, where Jessie was treated when she was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia at the age of 13. Their support will stock an art cart, named Jessie’s Art Cart, filled with supplies for Art Therapist Elizabeth King, to use with pediatric patients as they cope with their own diagnoses and hospital stays.

“With a mobile art studio, the Art Cart, an art therapist is able to treat patients at their bedside,” King said. “The Art Cart will make creativity and art therapy accessible for all of our pediatric patients and their families in order to improve their hospital experience and overall wellbeing.”