Why I Give?

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center is fortunate to have the support of donors and friends who make philanthropic contributions and selflessly give their time to keep our patients healthy.

Below are some moments made possible by the generosity of our community. We could not do it without you.

Meghan Spielberg and Staff at Cooperman

1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.

In December, 2022, Meghan Spielberg was one of them. At 51 years old, she was diagnosed with Stage 2 Her2 Triple Positive Breast Cancer.

"I have a history of breast cancer in my family. My aunt was diagnosed at age 35, and my mother died of metastatic breast cancer 4 years ago. With my family history, I was vigilant about getting a yearly mammogram. When I was diagnosed, the time between my mammograms was only 54 weeks. I had no symptoms whatsoever - no lump, nothing. In a little over a year, my life changed forever," said Meghan.

She is grateful for her doctors and nurses at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center for their comprehensive and compassionate care.

"The past 10 months have been challenging with chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation, but not once did I ever feel like I was alone in this fight. Dr. Litvak, Dr. Grann and all the nurses and technicians have stood by me, supported me, and cheered me on. I can see light at the end of the tunnel now, and I am beyond thankful for my incredible team. They are the unsung heroes in my cancer fight, and I am lucky to have them fighting beside me."

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