News & Events From The Cooper Foundation
Get Your Tickets Today for the Hottest Event in Town!
George E. Norcross, III , Chairman of the Cooper University Health Care Board of Trustees and Philip A. Norcross , Chairman of The Cooper Foundation Board of Trustees, invite you to the Ninth Annual Red Hot Gala on Friday, March 29 at 7 p.m. at Vie in Philadelphia. 

Join us to honor and celebrate Cooper University Health Care Co-Presidents Anthony J. Mazzarelli, MD, JD, MBE and Kevin M. O'Dowd, JD. 

All proceeds from the Gala will support The Cooper Foundation's commitment to making life better for our patients and our community.
Our Gala Host Committee members are passionate about Cooper and its mission to serve, to heal, to educate . We asked several of our Host Committee members why they choose to give back.
Pictured Above L-R: Dr. Michael Chansky, Dr. Anthony Dragun, Dr. Francis R. Spitz

Knowing that donations to the Cooper Red Hot Gala support our patients and our local community, why do you choose to give to Cooper?

Dr. Michael Chansky, Chairman and Chief, Department of Emergency Medicine : My donations allow Cooper and Emergency Medicine to expand our procedural capabilities, offer collaborative opportunities, enhance faculty and resident engagement and wellness, and ultimately take the best care of our patients and the community.

Dr. Anthony Dragun, Chairman and Chief, Department of Radiation Oncology : With so many options for giving in oncology, I prefer to give to The Cooper Foundation because I know that every dollar directly benefits our patients. We see this with our patients who benefit from transportation services supported by grants, improving their access to world-class care.

Dr. Francis R. Spitz, Vice Chief, Department of Surgery : I know these donations will help support the medical care of our South Jersey community. These donations make a difference for our patients, allow us to initiate novel treatments, and provide amenities that improve our patient experience.

Click here to view our full 2019 Gala Host Committee.
Camden Girl Scouts Visit MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper to Learn About Careers in STEM
Through a partnership with The Cooper Foundation, the Girl Scouts of Central & Southern New Jersey, and Brimm Medical Arts High School in Camden, 20 Camden students visited MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper on Thursday, Feb. 28 for a behind the scenes look at STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers.

MD Anderson at Cooper staff talked to the students about their own career paths and answered the girls’ questions about working at the cancer center and the technology used to care for patients.

Click here to view photos from the event.
National Doctor's Day is March 30
Can you think of a time when you or a loved one was sick or injured and a physician cared for you with true compassion and respect? Did that doctor offer comfort and reassurance when you needed it most?

National Doctor’s Day on Saturday, March 30 is the perfect time to express your gratitude and celebrate our outstanding physicians who provide healing and hope.

Click here to give now and make your doctor’s day! Write a personal note with your donation and we will notify the physician you recognize of your gift and your gratitude, though the amount will remain confidential.

Your generosity will help to support clinical and research programs and services, advances in technology and a patient-centered environment of care - helping our physicians to provide the highest level of care for our patients and community.
Thank you for making a difference.
A Life of Service - A Legacy Lives On
Last month, Camden lost a true community hero. Msgr. Robert T. McDermott, "Father Bob" as most knew him, dedicated his life to serving Camden and its most vulnerable communities.
Fr. Bob grew up in East Camden and over the years, he saw once vibrant streetscapes deteriorate into abandoned homes and boarded up buildings.
In 1986, Fr. Bob founded Saint Joseph’s Carpenter Society (SJCS) with a simple mission to rebuild homes and transform lives. For the next 30 years, under Fr. Bob’s leadership, SJCS helped revitalize the neighborhood and encourage homeownership.
The Cooper Foundation is fortunate to partner with SJCS to improve housing in the Cooper Plaza neighborhood near Cooper Hospital. The Cooper-St. Joseph’s partnership has led to residential façade improvements and safety repairs for 100 homes, rehabilitation of more than 55 homes for homeownership, and homebuyer education for neighborhood residents. We have seen first-hand the profound impact this work has on residents in our community and we are honored to continue Fr. Bob’s legacy with our ongoing housing partnership with SJCS.

To make a donation to support The Cooper Foundation's work in the community, click here and choose "Community Services and Programs" as your designation.
Internationally Renowned Neurology Expert Joins Cooper University Health Care – NJ Business – March 7 – Internationally renowned neurologist and researcher, Tudor G. Jovin, MD, has joined Camden-based Cooper University Health Care as chief and chairman of Cooper Neurological Institute.

George Norcross on 'Camden rising' – Courier-Post – March 6 – Cooper's Ferry's Partnership changed the venue for its biggest fundraiser, usually held at the Adventure Aquarium, but that wasn't the only change for its annual meeting.

‘Kevin and Mazz’ Sounds Like a TV sitcom, But It’s Really the Future of Cooper…and, Maybe, Health Care – ROI – March 4 – Newly named co-CEOs O'Dowd and Mazzarelli discuss their relationship and plans for Cooper University Health Care.

New Prostate Cancer Test Now Available at Cooper Health – PhillyVoice – March 4 – Cooper University Health Care is now offering a new diagnostic test that can detect recurrent prostate cancer earlier than previous methods.

Camden Girl Scouts Learn About STEM Careers at MD Anderson at Cooper – TAP into Camden – March 1 – Girl Scouts from Brimm Medical Arts High School got a behind-the-scenes look at different careers in the medical field.
Have you seen the latest issues of Survivor Times? Click here to check it out online.

Survivor Times is a special newsletter sponsored by the Dr. Diane Barton Complementary Medicine Program, funded in part by generous donations to The Cooper Foundation.

Though much of the content is geared toward cancer survivors, all readers can appreciate the inspirational stories and articles featuring the amazing work at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper.

Click here to support the Dr. Diane Barton Complementary Medicine Program.