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The Cooper Foundation and Cooper Chairman George E. Norcross III Establish Relief Fund to Help Employees of Houston’s MD Anderson Cancer Center Following Hurricane Harvey

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Cooper Chairman George E. Norcross III Kicks Off Fund with $5,000 Donation

The Cooper FoundationGeorge E. Norcross III, and Cooper University Health Care, which operates MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, have established a relief fund to provide support to employees of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston following the hurricane that struck this week. MD Anderson – Cooper’s partner organization – the number one ranked cancer center in the nation, and many of its staff were directly impacted by the devastation. Cooper Chairman George E. Norcross III has kicked off the fundraising effort to support their Houston colleagues with a personal donation of $5,000.

George E. Norcross III

George E. Norcross III

“The images coming out from Houston and the surrounding communities in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey have been horrific,” said Mr. Norcross. “It is particularly painful for so many of us because we know many of our colleagues at our partner MD Anderson in Houston have been terribly affected by this storm.”

In response, The Cooper Foundation, Cooper University Health Care’s philanthropic arm, established the MD Anderson Cooper Hurricane Relief Fund. All monies raised will be for the benefit of MD Anderson Cancer Center employees impacted by the storm as well as direct recovery efforts in the greater Houston community.

To donate, visit The Cooper Foundation at

About MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper

In September 2013, Cooper University Health Care and MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, the nation’s No. 1 ranked cancer hospital, partnered to create MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. Since U.S. News & World Report began its annual “Best Hospitals” survey in 1990, MD Anderson has consistently been named one of the top two cancer hospitals in the nation, receiving the top position 13 times in the last 16 years.

This partnership is a full clinical integration of the MD Anderson program at Cooper with the program in Houston.  MD Anderson Cooper physicians adhere to the same philosophy, processes and guidelines set by MD Anderson in Houston, Texas, and patients receive the same proven practice standards and treatment plans provided at MD Anderson. Today at MD Anderson Cooper, patients have access to more clinical trials for more types of cancer than ever before, as well as a full range of supportive care services.

About The Cooper Foundation

The Cooper Foundation serves as the philanthropic, community outreach and community development arm of Cooper University Health Care, one of the largest health systems in southern New Jersey with over 100 outpatient offices and its flagship, Cooper University Hospital located in Camden, N.J.


Wendy A. Marano
Cooper University Health Care