News & Events From the Cooper Foundation
Pink and Teal Brunch Less Than One Week Away! 
There is still time to purchase tickets for the ninth annual Pink Roses Teal Magnolias Brunch benefitting breast and gynecologic cancer research and clinical care at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper.
The brunch, the largest and most successful fundraiser for breast and gynecologic cancer in the Delaware Valley, will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Crowne Plaza in Cherry Hill.
Join us for this special event that features inspiring stories from cancer survivors and a special “Survivors March” to recognize all cancer survivors in attendance.
Bid on more than 100 gift baskets and auction items and buy a chance to win two, first class, round trip United Airlines tickets to anywhere in the continental United States, Alaska, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.
Purchase your tickets today! 
Quilts for a Cure Online Auction is Live
Thank you to everyone who made our first ever Pink Roses Teal Magnolias Unique Boutique and Quilt Show last month a tremendous success, especially Pink and Teal Co-Chairs Janet Knowles and Carolyn Shelby for hosting the event.
If you were unable to attend, now is your chance to bid on 52 handmade quilts that have been donated by quilters, quilt guilds and cancer survivors from across South Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and even as far away as Wisconsin.

All the funds raised through Pink Roses Teal Magnolias Quilts for a Cure stay local, funding research projects, complementary medicine programs, supportive services, technology, our Survivor Program and our Patient in Need fund that assists patients in financial distress with transportation, child care, prescription co-pays and other immediate needs.

Jim Fifis Lung Cancer Research Fund Benefit Dinner Raises $110,000 
More than 200 people gathered at Ponzio’s Diner-Bakery-Bar in Cherry Hill last month for the eighth annual Jim Fifis Lung Cancer Research Fund Benefit Dinner, raising $110,000 for the lung cancer program at
MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper.
The dinner celebrated the life of Jim Fifis the long-time owner of Ponzio’s before he died of lung cancer in 2007. Prior to his passing, Jim Fifis asked his three sons, Chris, Nick and John to advocate for a cure for lung cancer and to raise awareness about the dangers of smoking. 
“We are proud to support the lung cancer program at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper,” said Nick Fifis. “By helping to raise awareness and fund critical research, we are paying tribute to my father’s memory and ensuring his legacy continues.” 

MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper Celebrates Five Years 
MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper celebrated its five-year anniversary last month, marking a significant milestone in the history of Cooper University Health Care.
Since it opened in 2013,
MD Anderson at Cooper has experienced tremendous growth with more than 110,000 treatment encounters and 70,000 physician practice visits in 2017 alone.
The center provides patients access to the most advanced cancer care and groundbreaking clinical trials right here in New Jersey.
Featured Donors: Local Students Find Creative Ways to Make a Difference 
The gymnasium at Cherry Hill High School West was awash in pink earlier this month for the Spike Out Cancer volleyball game organized by senior Alexa Caputo, a member of the varsity team.
The game raised school spirit and funds to support breast cancer research and care at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper.
“It was great to see everyone so involved and so excited,” said Alexa, 17, who came up with the idea for the special fundraising match after playing in a similar game last year at Washington Township High School.
“As we walked in there was pink everywhere,” Alexa said. “It looked so cool to have the school come together for such a good cause. I knew I wanted to do something like that at my school too.”
Camden Hopes $1.4M Park Renovation Will Revitalize Lanning Square – TapInto Camden – Oct. 3 – George Woolston – Lifelong Lanning Square resident and Camden City Councilwoman Sheila Davis remembers the park at 4th and Washington streets as a space once used by the neighborhood residents to gather, play chess and barbecue.

MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper Celebrates Five Years – TapInto Camden – Sept. 26 – by TapInto Camden Staff – Elected officials, hospital leadership and cancer survivors celebrated MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper's fifth anniversary of serving the region.

Subaru and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society deliver ‘Gestures of Hope’ to cancer patients at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper – South Jersey Observer – Sept. 24 – by Anne Forline Executives from Subaru of America’s corporate headquarters and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) recently delivered messages of hope and 100 specially made blankets to outpatients at
MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper to help encourage patients and keep them warm as they continue their fight against cancer.
Cooper University Health Care research team instrumental in clinical trials of new drug for rare genetic disorder – South Jersey Observer – Sept. 13 – by Anne Forline – Caroline Eggerding, MD, Division Head, Pediatric Neurology and Development led a research team at Cooper University Health Care which was instrumental in conducting clinical trials for a ground-breaking new drug approved earlier this year to treat Phenylketonuria (PKU), a rare genetic disorder.
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