(Voorhees, New Jersey) On Thursday, May 7, 2009, the Cooper Cancer Institute celebrated the opening of the Dr. Diane Barton Complementary Medicine Program Healing Garden with a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Approximately 100 donors attended the Healing Garden event, donating commemorative pavers, benches and trees. One of the focal points of the garden is a water sculpture donated by Michael and Brian Keenan, in memory of their mother Mrs. Barbara Keenan, a former patient of Dr. Generosa Grana, Director of the Cooper Cancer Institute.
Michael Keenan is the co-owner of a Deux Au Naturel, a new healthy food vendor at the food court in The Mall at Voorhees Town Center, and is donating ten percent of his business’s proceeds to the Cooper Cancer Institute.
“Dr. Grana added years on to my mom’s life which enabled her to participate in more family functions, and enjoy the company of some of her niece’s babies,” said Michael. “Dr. Grana and Cooper gave more to my mom than our small donation and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”
The Healing Garden is located adjacent to the Cooper Voorhees facility at 900 Centennial Boulevard, Voorhees, NJ. The garden was designed to provide patients and families with a space for relaxation and quiet contemplation.