The Cooper Trooper Foundation officially became a non-profit organization on May 11, 2009. Will you please consider committing your funds and time to the Cooper Trooper Foundation to support our mission?
The Gift of a Cooper Trooper Caring and Courage Kit
The cost of developing and distributing a kit is approximately $18. A kit contains, I Am A Trooper T-Shirt, a courage medal, awareness bracelet, a Caring and Courageous Cancer Sib certificate, Hi, My Name is Jack (a book specifically geared toward siblings of children diagnosed with a chronic illness) to assist parents in helping their child deal with common emotions that arise when a sibling is diagnosed, and a brochure from The Cooper Trooper Foundation and from Super Sibs. There are roughly 10,500 new diagnosis of child-hood cancer each year in the United States. Our goal is to support and care for as many families we can possibly touch through this journey each and every year.
Photo of the contents of a Cooper Trooper Caring and Courage Kit:
Financial gifts are gratefully accepted to help support our mission. Honorariums of any amount are gladly received to honor a friend or relatives birthday, anniversary, or any special occasion. Memorial gifts are also gratefully received. We will gladly notify a family or anyone honored of your gift on their behalf.
Other Ways to Help
-Host a fundraiser in your area.
-Volunteer to help our team at a local event in the Nashville area.
-Join the "Cooper's Troopers" team for your personal competitive events. If you are interested in raising funds for an awesome cause as you train toward a personal milestone, we would love to have you join our cause by being a part of our "Cooper's Troopers" team. An easy way to raise funds for our mission is just to ask for a donation for the foundation for your race event or you can request a more dedicated support goal by asking for a donation for every mile you run, swim, hike, or pedal. We have had several people take a "kit(s) per mile approach". Any effort is graciously appreciated.
-opportunities for local operations here in Franklin with packing kits.
-Connect us or assist us in recruiting corporate sponsors for gifts and fundraising events.
-Apply for corporate matching for your donation if your employer matches your gifts towards non-profit giving.
If you would like to plug in, have questions, or would like more information about ways you can assist The Cooper Trooper Foundation. Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will follow-up as soon as possible.
Why We Need You!
Childhood cancer incident rates are higher for ages 0-14 and 0-19 over the last 10 years vs. the prior 10 years (1975-2006,The National Cancer Institute). Clinical research conveys that this life event brings some of the most challenging physical and psychosocial stressors that can impact an entire family through the diagnosed child, parents and siblings. In the last 15 to 20 years, researchers have found that well siblings often incur the most negative effects from the childhood cancer experience and seem to bear the greatest hidden burden of stress in the family system. Additionally, of the National Cancer Institute's federal budget, only about 3% goes toward Pediatric Cancer Research, yet childhood cancers are the #1 disease killer of America's children under the age of 19.
At this time, donations sent via check or money order may be sent to:
The Cooper Trooper Foundation
227 Chester Stephens Road
Franklin, TN, 37067
Or you may make a secure donation online by clicking the button found below.
The Cooper Trooper Foundation is a Tennessee nonprofit corporation. The Cooper Trooper Foundation is a 501©3 Public Charitable Organization. The Cooper Trooper Foundation EIN is 27-0470758.