News & Events From The Cooper Foundation
Support Lung Cancer Research
Twelve years ago, the Fifis family lost a great man, husband, father, brother, uncle and friend to lung cancer. His sons made a promise - to help find a cure for lung cancer and the Jim Fifis Lung Cancer Research Fund at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper was born. 

Now in its 9th year, the Jim Fifis Lung Cancer Research Fund Dinner  raises funds and awareness to advance MD Anderson at Cooper’s mission by ensuring that our neighbors have access to the best possible lung cancer care right here in South Jersey.

This year's dinner is on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 5 p.m. at Ponzio's in Cherry Hill. Click here for tickets and sponsorship information.

Pictured Above: John Fifis, Susan Bass Levin, President & CEO of the Cooper Foundation, Vi Fifis, Nick Fifis and Chris Fifis.
Donor Spotlight: Mother and Daughter Standing Strong Against Cancer
What started out as an idea between two friends at Timber Creek Regional High School ended up being a successful 5K event raising $3,200 for MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper.
Allie Hauer, the 16-year-old behind this fundraising effort, is no stranger to how cancer can impact a family. Her mom, Erika, was diagnosed with breast cancer and treated at
MD Anderson at Cooper. The staff was so supportive, not just to Erika, but the entire family in guiding them through the cancer experience.
Allie and her friend Anh, with a little help from Erika, organized the Stand Strong 5K/1 Mike Run on June 2, 2019 in Sicklerville, NJ. The event raised money for Pink Roses Teal Magnolias which supports programs and research for women’s cancer at MD Anderson at Cooper. More than 100 people attended the event – proving that a simple idea can make a big impact.
“I’m so inspired by my mom’s strength and determination,” said Allie. “Even when she was sick, she continued to provide for me and my two sisters. She’s a fighter!”

Erika, an avid runner, also completed the race and they hope to make this an annual event.

Pictured Above: (top) Stand Strong 5K starting line (bottom) Erika Hauer, Allie Hauer and Susan Bass Levin, President & CEO of The Cooper Foundation.
Christmas/Hanukkah in July: Support Cooper’s Child Life Program
Join The Cooper Foundation and Cooper’s Child Life Program by supporting Christmas/Hanukkah in July! Your donation will provide comfort and joy to our littlest patients.

Toys, games, movies and craft supplies help children cope with unfamiliar hospital surroundings and procedures. Cooper’s Child Life specialists work with children of all ages, and their families, to help them manage the challenges of illness and injury.

You can support the Child Life Program by purchasing items from our Amazon Wish List . No time to shop? You can also donate $25, $50 or $75 and we will purchase one of the following Child Life Bundles:   

Game Bundle - $25
Don’t Break the Ice

Movie Bundle - $50
Toy Story Movie Collection (Toy Story, Toy Story 2 & Toy Story 3)

Baby/Toddler Music Bundle – $75
Sing and Discover Story Piano
Brilliant Basics Classic Xylophone
Clearly Colorful Translucent Harmonica

Click here to view all the bundles available. 
Click here to donate a bundle and select Child Life Program as the donation designation. 
Application Open for Artists to Participate in Camden's 'A New View' Project – Tap into Camden – July 17 – Calling all creative minds looking to help shape the vision for a changing Camden.

Study Shows Camden Schools Making Progress – Tap into Camden – July 9 – Camden students have shown significant improvements in math proficiency, a new independent study has found. Additionally, students in city charter and renaissance schools outperformed those in the traditional public schools in reading and math over the studied three-year period.

Cooper Urgent Care Center Now Accepting Veterans – Tap into Camden – June 25 – Veterans and family members hoping for greater access to walk-in urgent care appointments now have Cooper University Health Care centers as an option.

Talking to Your Child About Vaping Cooper Blog – July 3 – We see it everywhere, kids vaping. Some do it for the thrill of rebelling against authority, while others are influenced by peers.