News & Events From The Cooper Foundation
Audi Hits a Hole in One!
On June 17, The Cooper Foundation teamed up with Audi Cherry Hill to host the 2019 Audi quattro Cup competition at Medford Lakes Country Club. More than 60 golfers participated and raised $43,000 for the Children's Regional Hospital at Cooper.

Children's Regional Hospital at Cooper is the only state-designated acute care children's hospital in South Jersey. Donations support Cooper’s renowned Pediatric Emergency Department, a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care unit and a Level 1 Trauma Center, treating critically injured children in our area.

Special thanks to all the participants, supporters and the tournament committee for hosting such a wonderful event.

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Pictured Above: Tournament Committee Members: Louis DiMattia, Amanda DiMattia, Tim Carleton, Andrew Hartung and Michael Hartung; Susan Bass Levin, President & CEO of The Cooper Foundation, Dr. Michael Goodman, Chairman and Chief of the Department of Pediatrics.
Teddy Goes to Cooper!
More than 125 kindergartners from the KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy visited Cooper University Health Care on June 5, to take part in the annual Teddy Goes to Cooper Program. This program was developed to help alleviate young children’s fears of visiting the hospital or the doctor while teaching them healthy habits.  

“The hospital can be a scary place for anyone, especially young children,” said Michael Goodman, MD, MMM, FAAP, FAES, Chairman and Chief of the Department of Pediatrics at Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper. “Children take their teddy bears for ‘exams and treatments’ and learn that the hospital or doctor’s office is a safe place to go for help and stay healthy.”

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Students Giving Back in Small Ways Make a Big Impact
You are never too young to change the world. It’s not the official motto of the Students' Movement Against Cancer (SMAC) club at Cherokee High School in Marlton, but these students know a thing or two about making a difference. What started nearly 20 years ago with a few dedicated volunteers, is now a school organization with over 300 members!

Nancy DiMeglio (pictured), a new teacher at Cherokee and former patient at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, joined the club and was thrilled when students were interested in creating chemo care bags for patients. Students worked together to assemble 90 bags filled with snacks and care items and also sewed 60 pillows for patients.

“When I received my chemo, I appreciated the bags and inspirational notes that came from various groups, including schools,” said DiMeglio. “It’s our hope that these bags do the same for current patients at Cooper.”

Lead by the club’s advisor, Erica Witzig, also a cancer survivor, SMAC raises money for cancer research and prevention, hosts events at school and the community to increase awareness about cancer-related issues, visit hospitals and hears from speakers who work with cancer patients.

No effort is too big or too small. If you or your organization or business would like to become a Community Partner,  click here  to learn more and get involved!
VIDEO: Teddy Goes to Cooper – Fox 29 – June 6

Camden is on the Rise – Opinion – June 21 My upbringing was unspectacular, the same as many Camden residents over the past four decades. I was the youngest of seven kids raised by a single mother in a house on River Road in Cramer Hill. 

Camden County Police Chief Thomson to retire; led force through change – Courier Post – June 14 Thomson, a fixture for 25 years in law enforcement in Camden, will retire at the end of August.

Booker, Menendez and N.J.'s former governors want everyone to know this one thing about Camden – – June 7 The importance of the rapid and fundamental change happening in Camden cannot be overstated — crime is down, graduation rates are up, employment is rising and poverty is down, giving a new life to the city and new hope to its residents. 
Last month, Cooper University Health Care and The Cooper Foundation honored 22 outstanding Cooper nurses, collaborative care providers and teams for their contributions to excellence in patient care at the 2019 Nursing Excellence Awards. Cooper's 2019 Nurse of the Year was also announced. Sean Deiter, BSN, RN, a registered nurse in Cooper’s Intensive Care Unit, was awarded the top honor. Congratulations to all the honorees!

Recipients of the 2019 Nursing Excellence Awards: Alexa Barile, BSN, RN, Irma Beasley, BSN, RN, Kelli Bradley, BSN, RN, RNC-NIC, Heather Brown, BSN, MSN, Michael Colona, RN, Keren Dalsey, BSN, RN, Sean Deiter, BSN, RN, Ana Denton, BSN, RN, OCN, Meredith Duffy, BSN, RN, CPN, Morgan Ford, RN, ASN, Jennifer Halliday, BSN, RN, Susan Lieberum, BSN, RN, RFNC, IBCLC, Carolyn Liu, BSN, RN, J. Byron Lu, MD, Trisha McFarlane, DNP, CRNA, Linda Nguyen, BSN, RN-BC, Tara Pettit, DNP, CRNA, Deborah Snyder, Lorraine Sweeney, RN, Melena Tyler, BSN, RN, Allison Wills Nevitt, MSW and the Voorhees Surgery Center Team.