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2016 Pumpkin Patch Huge Success!

| November 28, 2016 -

The 2016 Pumpkin Patch was a HUGE success! It truly exceeded our wildest imagination. After a full 31 days, 5 weekends, and 3 truck unloads, during the month of October, we can say that it was our most successful year yet. Thanks to the hundreds of volunteers, sponsors, and those who purchased their pumpkins from us, Cooper Trooper Foundation raised just over $90,000! We are beyond thrilled and grateful for the impact this will have to support families who have heard these 4 words, “YOUR CHILD HAS CANCER.” Thank you again, so much, for your continued support!!


CTF gives $50,000 to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt for a total of $150,000 toward funding for Childhood Cancer Research

| September 16, 2016 -

On September 16, 2016, Cooper Trooper Foundation presented a check for $50,000 to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt toward our Cooper Trooper Foundation Fund for Pediatric Cancer Research at Children’s Hospital. To date, CTF has given a total of $150,000 to this fund for much needed research specific to childhood cancer. In large part, the Cooper Trooper Pumpkin Patch fundraiser is what allows us to make these donations and continue funding in this area. So, thank you to all who support the Pumpkin Patch and donate to CTF throughout the year!


CAT Financial Charity Golf Tournament Benefitting CTF

| September 2, 2016 -

Cooper Trooper is so honored and grateful for CAT Financial’s extremely generous contribution. On August 25, 2016, CAT Financial held their annual golf charity event at Hermitage Golf Course. A check for $30,000.00 was presented to Cooper Trooper Foundation at the event. The day was such a fun-filled event. Golfers and CAT Financial employees even helped CTF build Courage Kits, while they waited at various holes. We are truly so thankful for the generosity shown and all the work that went into such a successful event. A special thank you to Josh Cook, Jeremy Westmoreland, Paul LeGuenec, and David Whetstone for representing Cooper Trooper at the tournament!IMG_0591IMG_0399  IMG_1808


Thank you for participating in the Big Payback

| June 1, 2016 -

Thank you to those who participated in the Big Payback on May 3rd! Despite a massive technical problem with the company hosting the server, which resulted in the campaign ending early in the day…we raised over $2000. While we are disappointed that the day did not go as planned, we are truly thankful for the generosity of those who were able to go online and donate, for those who kept trying, and for those who helped spread the word. These things are out of our control, and unfortunately the error by those running the online services (not Community Foundation of Middle TN), cost us some donations. We are going to choose to be grateful for the donations received and not focus on the loss. So, thank you so much for continuing to support CTF and our efforts to help families fighting childhood cancer!


Gearing up for the BIG PAYBACK on May 3, 2016

| March 3, 2016 -

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THE COOPER TROOPER FOUNDATION IS PARTICIPATING IN THE BIG PAYBACK.

The Big Payback is back on May 3, 2016, and the Cooper Trooper Foundation is excited to take part in this monumental charitable event for the second time. The Big Payback, hosted by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, is a 24-hour, community-wide, online giving day that celebrates Middle Tennessee’s spirit of generosity and supports the life-changing work of area nonprofits.

The Big Payback helps organizations, like Cooper Trooper Foundation, raise much-needed funds while bringing awareness to pressing needs in our communities. Donations made during The Big Payback are amplified by incentives and awards made possible through sponsors, which may help us to qualify for prizes and bonuses through the day.

The Big Payback has seen remarkable growth from its inaugural event in 2014. In year one, Middle Tennessee came together to raise $1,492,492.50 for 525 participating nonprofits. More than 11,600 gifts were made to organizations focused on health and human services, animal welfare, the arts and more. In 2015, donations increased to more than $2.65 million helping to support 770 Middle Tennessee nonprofits. We hope you’ll support Cooper Trooper Foundation and our mission to help families who are fighting childhood cancer, through pediatric cancer research and sibling support, on Tuesday, May 3 during The Big Payback.

For more information, contact us at info@coopertrooper.org or visit thebigpayback.org. Also, if you don’t already, “like us” on Facebook, where we will have updates about the event.


Pumpkin Patch 2015 was a HUGE Success!

| November 3, 2015 -

Thank you so much to our sponsors, volunteers, and customers who supported the 2015 Pumpkin Patch! Over $50,000 was raised for the Cooper Trooper Foundation this year. In fact, for the first time ever, we actually SOLD OUT of pumpkins one day early. We couldn’t begin to do it without you and it is because of the wonderful success of our biggest fundraiser- the Pumpkin Patch, that we are able to put more Courage Kits in the hands of siblings and contribute to the funding of pediatric cancer research!! We look forward to seeing you in 2016 and if you are interested in becoming a Corporate Sponsor or in volunteering, please email us at info@coopertrooper.org to let us know!!


$25,000 Presented to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

| September 22, 2015 -

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The Cooper Trooper Foundation was honored to present $25,000 to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt for pediatric cancer research! To date, CTF has given $100,000 to the Cooper Trooper Foundation Fund for Pediatric Cancer Research at Children’s Hospital. We know that only 4% of dollars from our nation’s budget is spent on childhood cancer research, specifically, despite the fact that this disease is the #1 disease killer of America’s children. This is WHY we support this effort, in hopes that one day a cure will be found. THANK YOU to all who continue to support us so that we can diligently support the fight against childhood cancer!


2015 Cooper Trooper Pumpkin Patch

| September 10, 2015 -

It’s that time again! The 6th Annual Cooper Trooper Pumpkin Patch is just around the corner. We will be at the corner of Cool Springs Blvd. and Mallory Lane in front of Walgreens. The address is 530 Cool Springs Blvd, Franklin, TN 37067. This year’s dates are Oct. 3-31 and Hours are:

Monday – Friday- 10am-7pm

Saturday – 9am-8pm

Sunday – 10am- 7pm

We look forward to seeing you all there and would love to have you volunteer. Click HERE for the Volunteer Spot Calendar to see where we could use YOU.

Click HERE for this year’s Pumpkin Patch Flyer with details.

Thank you for continuing to support childhood cancer research and sibling support for children diagnosed with cancer when you buy your “PUMPKINS FOR A PURPOSE” at the Cooper Trooper Pumpkin Patch!


Thank you for participating in the BIG PAYBACK

| May 7, 2015 -

A huge “thank you” to everyone who donated and helped us spread the word about the Big Payback. This was our first year to be a part of this event. We raised $5894 in 24 hours, with 70 individual donations! The amount raised is enough to produce 146 Courage Kits for our awesome sibling heroes. We say this a lot, but every dollar really does make a difference….just ask one of the recipients of our courage kits!

So, THANK YOU so much Cooper Trooper supporters!

 


Big Payback- May 5, 2015- What is it?

| February 27, 2015 -

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s The Big Payback is a 24-hour, online giving event to increase philanthropy in the 40 counties we serve. The Big Payback is on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 and will inspire Middle Tennesseans to come together, show their pride in their community, and contribute to support the life-changing work of local nonprofit organizations. The Cooper Trooper Foundation is so excited to be a part of it this year! Mark your calendars and support us on May 5th!

For more info, check it out!

http://www.TheBigPayback.org