In 2009, the Cooper Trooper Foundation was initiated after Rod and Missy Cook’s youngest son, Cooper, was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer as an infant. The Cook’s realized that through their traumatic journey, there was a huge need for hospital-based sibling resources for parents. CTF ensures that all members of the family are cared for by distributing the Cooper Trooper Caring and Courage Kit to siblings of children diagnosed with cancer. These kits are provided with the intention of celebrating sibling’s strength and courage, providing education, and enhancing total family care.
During their son’s diagnosis and treatment, the Cook’s became aware of the lack of support for pediatric cancer research. In spite of the fact that cancer remains the leading cause of disease related death in children, there is minimal funding designated for this cause. It is the great hope of The Cooper Trooper Foundation to have no families left to support – for researchers to find the cure to all pediatric cancers. In order for this hope to ever become a reality, more money must be designated for this cause. Therefore, the Cooper Trooper Foundation financially contributes to pediatric cancer research through an Endowed Fund at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
Will you join us in our mission to support those families that are diagnosed with pediatric cancer today and to help find the cure for tomorrow?
The 9th Annual Cooper Trooper Pumpkin Patch will be held at 530 Cool Springs Blvd., at the corner of Mallory Lane and Cool Springs Blvd. in front of Walgreens October 6th - October 31st, 2018. Unload...more
On Sept. 12, 2017, the Cooper Trooper Foundation presented our yearly check to Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt for $50,000 toward the endowed Fund for Childhood Cancer Research. To date, Cooper Trooper Foundation...more