September 2018 - Your News & Events From the Cooper Foundation
Q&A Series
Pink & Teal Hero 
Dianne L. Hyman
CN-BN, Transition Care Manager
Up Close & Personal:
 Dianne L. Hyman, Transition Care Manager at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper
Pink Roses Teal Magnolias is the most inspiring and successful fundraising effort for breast and gynecological cancer in the Delaware Valley. A year-long initiative that includes a variety of community events, Pink Roses Teal Magnolias culminates with a celebratory brunch on October 28 and is attended by more than 900 cancer survivors, friends and family. Each year, The Cooper Foundation honors Pink and Teal Heroes whose work is making a significant impact on the lives of local women fighting cancer.

Featured this month is Pink and Teal Hero,
Dianne L. Hyman. Dianne is a certified oncology nurse and the Transition Care Manager at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. Born and raised in Camden, Dianne is the founder of “Sister Will You Help Me?” a breast cancer support group that welcomes women of color and faith to share their stories and encourage their peers through support and prayer.  
Comedy Night Raises $10,000 for Pink and Teal Fund
Thank you to everyone who shared a laugh with us at the very funny Honor. Laugh. Give. Comedy Night in August and helped raise $10,000 for Pink Roses Teal Magnolias.

More than 330 people, including 100 cancer survivors who attended as the guests of our sponsors, enjoyed the sold-out show, co-hosted by the Courier-Post, Ritz Theatre Company, SLK Partners and Humor Hound to raise money to fight breast and gynecological cancer.

You can read more about the event and view a photo gallery in the Courier Post here.
Comics perform stand-up to
help women fight cancer.
(Video: Chris LaChall/Courier Post Staff Photographer)
Al Dyer, Executive Director, CHAA; Susan Bass Levin, CHAA Board President and President and CEO of The Cooper Foundation; Jason Springer of Verizon; Rob Curley of TD Bank, DVBLA and CHAA Board Member; Mike Quick, Former Philadelphia Eagle, NFL Alumnus and CHAA Board Member, and Anne Koons, Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway and CHAA Board member.  
Verizon NJ Shares Donates $10,000 to Support Camden Health & Athletic Association
Verizon NJ Shares recently donated $10,000 to The Cooper Foundation to support the Camden Health & Athletic Association (CHAA). CHAA is dedicated to expanding access to athletic and wellness programs in Camden. 

Verizon NJ Shares presented the donation at a recent event hosted by the Delaware Valley Business Leaders Alliance and Southern New Jersey Business People.

Thanks to a great team! 
Camden Health & Athletic Association Celebrates Successful Summer Season 
The Camden Health & Athletic Association recently held closing ceremonies for its first-ever Summer Youth Golf Academy and its inaugural Summer Basketball League.

The six-week Summer Youth Golf Academy introduced Camden children between the ages of 11 and 13 to the fundamentals of golf. For basketball fans, CHAA’s expanded its summer basketball programming which included nearly 300 children through its new summer league, as well as Below the Rim and Dribble to Dream programs.

Thank you to The Michaels Organization, the Subaru of America Foundation and the Sixers Youth Foundation for your generous sponsorship! 
Camden Health & Athletic Association's Summer
Youth Golf Academy
Camden Health & Athletic Association's Summer
Basketball Program
Scentsy Buddy Clips Make Children Smile
Thank you to Sherilyn Ostrom for donating Scentsy Buddy Clips to our pediatric patients at Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper. These cute creatures are filled with scented beads and clip on almost anywhere, bringing smiles to children's faces.

Sherilyn, a Scentsy representative and Cooper EMT, made the donation after her daughter was treated at Cooper for a broken arm.

“It was so nice to be able to give back,” Ostrom said.
Sherilyn Ostrom (left) and friend Kasey Hewitt donate Scentsy Buddy Clips to pediatric patients at Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper
Summer in the City Music Festival Sizzles
Camden residents and Cooper employees enjoyed the 9th Annual Summer in the City Music Festival in the Park hosted by The Cooper Foundation, Cooper’s Ferry Partnership, Cooper Lanning Civic Association and Lanning Square West Residents in Action and co-sponsored by the City of Camden, Garden State Discovery Museum and Camden Special Services District.

The Festival brings the community together for an evening of summer fun in the beautiful Sheila Roberts Park in Cooper Plaza.
The Ingram Brothers perform at the
Annual Summer in the City
Music Festival in the Park
We feature a wide variety of events to support our serve, to heal, to educate. Visit our website for a full schedule of events!
Pink and Teal Unique Boutique and Quilt Show Just a Few Weeks Away
Our Pink Roses Teal Magnolias Unique Boutique and Quilt Show is just a few weeks away on Saturday, September 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 444 Shady Lane, Moorestown.

This special event is co-hosted by Pink and Teal Committee co-chairs Carolyn Shelby and Janet Knowles, who is opening up her one-of-a-kind home – a former carriage house and stable – for this event.

Shop for vintage to modern quilts and other handmade items, while raising money for the Pink Roses Teal Magnolias fund at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper.

All proceeds from the Pink Roses Teal Magnolias Unique Boutique and Quilt Show stay local, funding research projects, complementary medicine programs, supportive services, technology, our Survivor Program and our Patient in Need fund, which assists patients in financial distress with transportation, child care, prescription co-pays and other immediate needs.
Tickets for Pink Roses Teal Magnolias Brunch
On Sale Now
Tickets for the Pink Roses Teal Magnolias Brunch on Sunday, October 28 at the Crowne Plaza in Cherry Hill are on sale now!

Reserve your seats early and be part of the largest, most successful fundraising effort for breast and gynecological cancer in the Delaware Valley.

This year’s brunch will honor Pink and Teal Heroes:

  • Dianne Hyman, RN, Transition Care Manager, MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper
  • Pallav Mehta, MD, Director, Integrative Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper
  • Roland Schwarting, MD, Chairman & Chief, Dept. of Pathology, Cooper University Health Care

To see what the proceeds from the 2017 brunch supported, click here.

Purchase tickets, become a sponsor, make a donation or learn about other opportunities to support Pink and Teal.
Jim Fifis Lung Cancer Research Fund Benefit Dinner to be Held September 25 at Ponzio’s 
Tickets are now available for the Eighth Annual Jim Fifis Lung Cancer Research Fund Benefit Dinner to be held Tuesday, September 25 at Ponzio’s Diner in Cherry Hill. 

Join us for delicious Ponzio’s food and dessert, and celebrate the life of Jim Fifis, the longtime owner of Ponzio’s before he died of lung cancer in 2007.

All proceeds will benefit the lung cancer program at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, South Jersey’s most comprehensive resource for the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer.

Become a sponsor and see your name on the Ponzio’s Wall of Hope!
MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper Recognized as a Top Performing Hospital for Colon Cancer Surgery in National Rankings – South Jersey Observer –Aug. 17, 2018 – by Anne Forline – MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper was recognized as a top performing hospital for colon cancer surgery in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018-2019 Best Hospitals survey, which was released on August 14, 2018.

More South Jersey Cancer Patients are Participating in Clinical Trials – Courier Post - July 23, 2018 – by Kim Mulford
To learn more about ongoing cancer research in South Jersey, the Courier-Post interviewed cancer specialists from four health systems about opportunities to participate in large national trials and smaller, institution-based studies.

Cooper 2 Joins Life-Saving Medical Transport Service – SNJ Today – Aug. 11, 2018 – by SNJ Today Staff – Cooper University Health Care has expanded its life-saving air medical transport service to the South Jersey community with the addition of a new helicopter. 
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