Cooper Chairman George E. Norcross III Kicks-Off Fund with $5,000 Donation
Camden, NJ -- The Cooper Foundation, George E. Norcross III, and Cooper University Health Care, which operates MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, have established a relief fund to provide support to employees of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston following the hurricane that struck this week. MD Anderson – Cooper’s partner organization – the number one ranked cancer center in the nation, and many of its staff were directly impacted by the devastation.
Cooper Chairman George E. Norcross III has kicked-off the fundraising effort to support their Houston colleagues with a personal donation of $5,000.
“The images coming out from Houston and the surrounding communities in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey have been horrific,” said Mr. Norcross. “It is particularly painful for so many of us because we know many of our colleagues at our partner MD Anderson in Houston have been terribly affected by this storm.”
In response, The Cooper Foundation, Cooper University Health Care’s philanthropic arm, established the MD Anderson Cooper Hurricane Relief Fund. All monies raised will be for the benefit of MD Anderson Cancer Center employees impacted by the storm as well as direct recovery efforts in the greater Houston community.
To donate, visit The Cooper Foundation at https://foundation.cooperhealth.org/MDAnderson-relief.
About MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper
MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, which partnered with the world-renown institution in October 2013, is one of seven clinically integrated partner institutions in the United States. As a partner, MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper has access to the Houston institution’s world-renowned, evidence-based care guidelines, clinical trials, and leading edge research. Since opening, MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, a state-of-the-art, $100 million, four-story, 103,050 sq. ft. comprehensive cancer center, located on Cooper’s Health Sciences Campus in Camden, has expanded access to outstanding cancer care for residents of southern New Jersey and beyond.
About The Cooper Foundation
The Cooper Foundation serves as the philanthropic, community outreach and community development arm of Cooper University Health Care, one of the largest health systems in southern New Jersey with over 100 outpatient offices and its flagship, Cooper University Hospital located in Camden, N.J.