Each year the Cooper Trooper Foundation hosts it’s primary fundraiser, the “Pumpkin Patch” at the corner of Cool Springs Blvd. and Mallory Lane. We open the first Saturday in October and remain open each day through Halloween. The Pumpkin Patch is operated by hundreds of volunteers throughout the month.
After we pay for our pumpkins, 100% of the profit from this fundraiser goes straight to the Cooper Trooper Foundation to support our mission of funding pediatric cancer research through a fund set up with Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Additionally, Cooper Trooper supports siblings of children diagnosed with cancer by sending a special backpack full of items just to brighten their day and help remind them that they are not forgotten. It is because of our volunteers, generous sponsors, and the thousands of customers who purchase their “pumpkin for a purpose” that we are able to continue doing what we do to help these families whose worlds have been turned upside down by childhood cancer.
If you or a group you are involved with are interested in volunteering at the patch, please visit our online volunteer sign-up form or or email firstname.lastname@example.org! We would LOVE to have you involved and promise you will have a GREAT time!
A huge THANK YOU to our 2017 sponsors: