Super Cooper’s ‘Go Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month’

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Published: Sep. 15, 2022 at 7:10 PM EDT
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BINGHAMTON (WBNG) -- A Binghamton based nonprofit is encouraging our community to “go gold”.

Super Cooper’s ‘Go Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month’ is an event meant to spread awareness of childhood cancer, and was created in memory and honor of “Super” Cooper Busch.

Businesses and organizations who participate display banners made by the nonprofit, stating they are “going gold”.

The banners have many different facts about childhood cancer, as well as ways to help spread awareness.

12 News spoke with Tara Busch, the mother of Cooper and the founder of Super Cooper Saves the Day Inc. about the month long event and importance of Cooper’s legacy.

“Its really important to me because my son Cooper passed away from childhood cancer in 2018. If there had been other options for treatment for him he could still be here, but unfortunately only 4 percent of research funding for cancer goes toward childhood cancer.” said Tara Busch.

Tara also believes that while childhood cancer is important, it is only one of the many forms that people need to be aware of.

“It is just as important to support childhood cancer awareness as it is other types of cancer awareness. I would really like to see more businesses and organizations go gold in September, just like they do in October for breast cancer awareness.”

With more and more groups joining Super Cooper by going gold, Chenango Valley High School is planning on going gold during their football game tomorrow night.