With the global COVID-19 coronavirus our annual Super Cooper 5K fundraiser had to be postponed and now sadly we are having to cancel it altogether for this year. Please visit our event page HERE and recognize the amazing business sponsors who have been generous and have contributed to our cause even though the event could not take place.
This event is our sole fundraiser for the year which raises money to help newborn infants who were born so sick that they must be admitted into the TGMC neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Since we cannot hold our event for the year we have decided to sell some T-shirts & tank tops in honor of the Super Cooper event.
Please consider following the link below to get your Super Cooper survival tank or tee with proceeds going to the babies and their families in the TGMC-NICU. I understand that this pandemic crisis has affected many of us financially, so we only ask you to consider purchasing a shirt if you are able to.
*Tank top & shirt sales will end at 11pm on May 20.
Thanks goes to everyone who has supported our events over the years. We are hoping to come back stronger than ever for our 15th year in 2021…mark your calendar’s for Saturday, March 27, 2021. ❤️
**UPDATE - March 16, 2020**
Gov. Edwards amended his recent proclamation and is now requiring any events between Mar 17 and Apr 30 with 50 or more people to be cancelled or postponed.
Sadly, we will not be permitted to hold the Super Cooper 5K on Saturday, March 28. With the current COVID-19 Pandemic crisis we will have no choice but to cancel the 2020 Super Cooper 5K.
We apologize for this. We intend to come back strong in 2021 and provide everyone with another great and fun event next year.
God bless everyone. Stay healthy and safe.
Join us on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at Pinnochio's Pizza Playhouse for a fun time racing the streets of Houma .
Year 14 will be another fun event with all proceeds helping newborn babies with serious medical conditions.
Go to event page HERE.
The 2019 Super Cooper 5K in Houma continues to be a huge success with $13K in proceeds raised. Special thanks to all who came out to participate, volunteer or just hang out!
We raised $13,000 in proceeds at the 2018 Super Cooper 5K! We couldn't do it without the great community support. Thank you!!!
Read The Times Houma/Thibodaux article about this year's Super Cooper 5K. "Cooper Life Fund continues to give back."
Check out our FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE HERE
Welcome to our website. Here you will learn more about us, what we do, why we do what we do, and how you can get involved.
Cooper Life Fund is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created with an objective to develop methods of raising money which will aid children and families of children born with heart defects and other serious medical conditions. Learn more by clicking here.
10 years ago, in August of 2005, Cooper Life Fund (CLF) was founded as a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization within the state of Louisiana. CLF was founded and designed to offer hope and support to families whose children are born with serious medical conditions, such as congenital heart defects.
We have had a great ten years of hosting both the Lafayette and the Houma Super Cooper 5K races. To date we’ve organized 9 Super Cooper 5K races in Lafayette. From those 9 races we’ve raised $63,000 which went towards helping children attend Camp Bon Coeur, a summer camp exclusively for kids born with heart defects.
In Houma, we’ve also organized 9 Super Cooper 5K races and 1 Strong Heart Trail Trot off-road 2 mile race. The Houma events have helped us to raise $115,000. The proceeds from the Super Cooper 5K races are ear-marked for the Terrebonne General Medical Center’s (TGMC) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) where families whose newborns are admitted into the NICU (for any medical reason) are provided benefits from the fund. The Strong Heart Trail Trot held this summer (2015) was the inaugural 2-mile off-road race and all proceeds were donated to a local family whose young child was undergoing heart surgery.
All in all, CLF has raised nearly $180,000 in our first 10 years. 100% of those dollars were used to assist and support family’s right here in south Louisiana. Not one penny from these proceeds left our community. Our mission is to help as much as we can at the local level. Our supporters and contributors will always know that their donations stay right here in their own backyard.
As always, we thank our sponsors, our volunteers and, of course, our racers! Please enjoy some pictures from the past 10 years.
From the very bottom of our hearts, it has been an honor and a privilege to be a part of the community in such a positive way.
John & Ashley Fontenot
Remy, Cooper & Baby (TBN) Fontenot