Drive for a Cure Raises $5,000 for Pink Roses Teal Magnolias

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(Pictured left to right: Ron Jaworski, Susan Bass Levin, Josephine McGinnis, Jim McCormick)

CAMDEN, N.J. – Burns Honda car dealership in Marlton, N.J. recently presented The Cooper Foundation with a check for $5,000 in support of Pink Roses Teal Magnolias to benefit cancer care and research at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. The money was raised during the dealership’s Drive for a Cure event that took place throughout the month of October.

“The Cooper Foundation’s Pink Roses Teal Magnolias initiative is important because of all the people it impacts,” said Jim McCormick, Vice President and General Manager, Burns Honda. “It means a lot to be able to know that we are helping to change local lives and to actually see and hear the success stories of as many people as I’ve heard.”

McCormick, along with Josephine McGinnis, breast cancer survivor, MD Anderson at Cooper patient, and Pink Roses Teal Magnolias co-chair, and Ron Jaworski, NFL Analyst and former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, presented the check to Susan Bass Levin, President and CEO of The Cooper Foundation.

“We are thankful for the generosity of Burns Honda and their employees and customers, and we look forward to our continued partnership to benefit Pink Roses Teal Magnolias,” said Levin. “Fighting cancer takes a community and the Drive for a Cure event is an example of what we can accomplish when we come together to support cancer care at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper.”

This was the first year for the Drive for the Cure event but McCormick said it was such a success that they are already making plans for next year.

“Our entire organizational team felt good knowing they were participating in a significant cause and one they believe in,” said McCormick. “One of our technicians commented about the camaraderie this cause created and how good everyone felt about being a part of it.”

Pink Roses Teal Magnolias supports innovative breast and gynecological research and clinical programs at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper University Health Care in Camden, N.J. To learn more about Pink Roses Teal Magnolias, visit http://foundation.cooperhealth.org/pinkandteal. For more information on the Drive for a Cure event, go to http://www.burnshonda.com/drive-for-a-cure.htm.

About MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper

MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper is a fully integrated partnership between Cooper University Healthcare and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center – a world-renowned cancer center which began in September 2013.

MD Anderson at Cooper physicians adhere to the philosophy, process and guidelines set by MD Anderson in Houston, Texas, and patients receive the same proven practice standards and treatment protocols provided at MD Anderson. Disease-site specific multidisciplinary teams consisting of physicians, nurses and other clinical specialists work together to provide cancer patients with advanced diagnostic and treatment technologies, access to wide range of groundbreaking clinical trials and dynamic patient-physician relationships.  A full complement of support services provides complete, compassionate care for our patients. MD Anderson at Cooper is the only accredited American College of Surgeons Academic Cancer Program in South Jersey.  Cancer services are based in Camden at the new $100 million MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper located on the Health Sciences Campus as well as in Voorhees, New Jersey.

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