On Monday, April 20, more than 70 first responder units representing EMS, Fire, and Police from Camden and surrounding municipalities made their way by and around Cooper University Hospital to show their support and appreciation for our dedicated staff combating COVID-19. The motorcade of vehicles assembled near the 76ers practice facility on the waterfront, traveled down MLK Boulevard in the front of the Roberts Pavilion entrance of Cooper, and circled the campus several times.
The event took place during the shift change, allowing staff from both first and second shift to watch. Faculty, staff, and medical students from Cooper Medical School of Rowan University joined in the festivities by lining the sidewalks in front of the Roberts Pavilion entrance with signs and banners of support.
The event was coordinated by the Camden County Police Department to thank the men and women of Cooper who are putting their lives on the line every day during this pandemic. “This is the least we can do for these heroes who are putting their lives on the line to wage war against this insidious, silent killer,” Chief Joe Wysocki said. “We can’t thank them enough for what they are doing every day for our community and the tireless time and energy they are putting into this monumental fight.”
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