Cooper Trooper Foundationhttp://www.coopertrooper.org
The Cooper Trooper Foundation’s mission is to support the fight against childhood cancer in two tangible ways: 1.) Distribution of Caring and Courage Kits to the well siblings of children diagnosed with cancer. CTF is committed to enhancing total family treatment and wellness in battling childhood cancer through the development and distribution of Cooper Trooper Courage Kits. These kits assist parents/guardians in addressing socio-emotional and psychotherapy needs of well siblings of children diagnosed with cancer. The kits are provided at the onset of diagnosis in a clinical setting for parents to bring home to their well children, thus serving as a proactive, caring, educational resource for helping the siblings, who are often feeling “left out” during this time. A kit may also be requested by contacting The Cooper Trooper Foundation. Click HERE to request a kit. 2.) Financially investing in The Cooper Trooper Foundation Pediatric Cancer Research Endowment Fund, which is set up at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. CTF realizes the great need for more awareness and research in the area of pediatric cancer. In fact, of the National Cancer Institute’s federal budget, only about 3% goes specifically to pediatric cancer research. The American Cancer Society spends less than 70 cents for each $100.00 raised on childhood cancers. This is not acceptable. There needs to be more money spent to research treatments, and more importantly, find cures for this horrible disease that is the #1 killer of our children. The Endowed Fund initiated by CTF, financially supports research specific to childhood cancers.