Archive: October 2013

Pumpkins Anyone?

| October 24, 2013 -


It’s hard to believe we are only 7 days away from Halloween and the closing of the 2013 patch. It has already been hugely successful, beyond what we could have hoped for. We have sold LOTS of pumpkins already, but most importantly, we have met lots of new faces that we were able to tell about the mission of The Cooper Trooper Foundation.

To say it has been difficult without Rod’s presence this year, is beyond an understatement. His passion and excitement for the pumpkin patch each year, left a mark on all those involved. That is the very reason we press on. That is why we are more motivated than ever to make others aware. ┬áThe impact of childhood cancer on families is real. It is harsh. It is life altering. Sadly, the lack of funding and support it receives from the government pales in comparison to other cancers. Unfortunately, siblings are “lost” in the shuffle, with little support. That is WHY we exist. We will make a difference…one dollar toward research, one sibling encouraged, and one family empowered. ONE at a time!

If you are in the area, come see us this weekend. It is sure to be hopping! The Cooper Trooper Foundation thanks everyone who has supported us this year. Now let’s go carve some pumpkins and make some pies!

2013 Pumpkin Patch Begins

| October 6, 2013 -


On Saturday, October 5th, over 230 volunteers showed up to unload 2 (18 wheel semi trucks) FULL of over 16,000 pumpkins! Thank you so much to all the many high school and middle school groups, church groups, and individuals who came out to help. We can’t do this without you. Also, a special “Thank you” to Chick-fil-A for donating their delicious chicken sandwiches! Spread the word…it’s time to come out and buy your PUMPKINS FOR A PURPOSE!!

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