Saturday, October 6, 2018

The Cooper Trooper Foundation

Today, we had the honor speaking to a large group of volunteers at the 9th Annual Cooper Trooper Foundation Pumpkin Patch. Although we've purchased our pumpkins at their pumpkin patch in years past, and were familiar with the foundation, it was surreal to tell our story about how The Cooper Trooper Foundation has directly impacted our family.  We strongly believe in the foundation's mission of funding pediatric cancer research with Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, as well as supporting siblings of children diagnosed with cancer, to help remind them that they are not forgotten.  As we've mentioned before, pediatric cancer funding and research are extremely lacking...and a cancer diagnosis affects the entire The Cooper Trooper Foundation is doing amazing things!  We love being able to create more awareness, as well as give back and thank those who have helped support Andrew along this journey.

If you're local, please consider purchasing a pumpkin from their patch this year, or volunteering your time!  The pumpkin patch is run entirely by volunteers, and is their largest fundraiser.  100% (!!!) of the profits go straight back into the foundation to support their mission.  To date, the foundation has been able to give over $250,000 to Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, thanks to the generous support of the community buying pumpkins at their patch in the month of October.

If you would like to learn more about The Cooper Trooper Foundation, click here.

The Lantz Family

Thank you, Cook Family!

1 comment:

  1. I hope the The Cooper Trooper Foundation reached the same level of success this year, as they have in the past! 🍊