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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.…


First Harvest Credit Union Raises Funds for MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper Through its Charitable Journey Pink Ribbon Message Tradition

The First Harvest Credit Union Charitable Journey program raised $1,100 to help Breast Cancer patients. Funds were donated to the Cooper Foundation, with proceeds benefiting the MD Anderson Cancer Center…

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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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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.

Ilene: Cancer Genetic Testing Saved My Life

Ilene, the eldest of three sisters, was devastated. Her middle sister, Laura, had recently been diagnosed with breast cancer at age 44. The family, already very close, became even closer as they supported Laura through her treatment and recovery.  

Because of her age and Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry, Laura’s doctors suspected that she may be carrying a gene mutation that made her more susceptible to breast and ovarian cancer — and they were right. Genetic testing determined that Laura had a BRCA gene mutation, and her doctors recommended that both Ilene and Deena (the youngest of the three sisters) consider genetic testing to see if they, too, were at increased risk. Read More. 

Dona Halter: “Back to Normal” After Colon Cancer

Dona knew something wasn’t right for a while. After a colonoscopy at the Cooper Digestive Health Institute—part of MD Anderson at Cooper — she learned she had colon cancer. With the support of her husband Pete and two teenaged children, she went through surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatment with little interruption to her daily routine. Today, back to work full-time and coaching her daughter’s softball team, Dona considers herself lucky to have found her team at MD Anderson at Cooper who worked seamlessly to get her back to health and the pleasures of everyday life. Watch Her Story.

From Skiing to Tennis to Break Dancing, Cooper Bone and Joint Keeps Graham Going

As a successful business man, 55-year-old Steve Graham believes in maintaining a sound mind and sound body. That positive energy has translated into his work as the Founder and Senior Managing Principal of Graham Partners, a private investment firm in Newtown Square, PA.

“At my age, I want to continue to retain my physical vitality,” said Graham, a longtime patient of Dr. Lawrence Miller, Director of the Cooper Bone and Joint Institute. “Larry and Cooper have enabled me to retain that vitality, which is a very important aspect of my life.”