sar-co-ma /särˈkōmə/

n. 1. A rare, aggressive soft tissue cancer
that does not always respond to chemotherapy.

Clear cell is one of the rarest varieties.

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Remembering Cooper

There is a saying that "God gives his toughest battles to his strongest soldiers." How true this was for Cooper O'Brien. he was a brave and strong soldier, but on July 5th, 2014 he lost his 14 month battle against cancer at the young age of 14.

Cooper had a rare form of cancer called Clear Cell Sarcoma. Throughout his fight, Cooper faced each day with a strong, positive attitude. He truly just wanted to be a kid and enjoy life.

There are currently no protocols or treatments for this type of cancer. Rare cancers get the least amount of funding for research or clinical trials, especially for children.

Cooper's family is passionate about bringing awareness and funding for children's Sarcoma research. Please join them in helping others who suffer.

The Cooper O'Brien Courage Award

In 2015, to honor Cooper's life and his strength, the Cooper O’Brien Courage Award was created by North Gwinnett Middle School.  This award is given to an 8th grade student who faces adversity with the same level of positivity as Cooper.

This video received an Emmy from the Southeast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (SE-NATAS) in 2016, and the Gold Award of Excellence in the Georgia School Public Relations Association (GSPRA) Electronic Media awards in 2015.

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Upcoming Events

Coopers O'Brien Memorial Golf Tournament

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

Dinner & Brew w/Coopers Crew @Cheeky Suwanee

  • September 29th, 2018
  • 5:30pm (private event)
  • Tickets $20/adults, $10 children 12 and under
  • Buffet of Cheeky's favorites
  • Silent Auction, specialty drinks (cash bar), DJ Bob Williams, and more

Cooper's Store

Show your support of Cooper and help spread the word about Clear Cell Sarcoma! Net proceeds go to the Cooper Crew Fund. T-shirt prices include online transaction fees.
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  The River Club  

Coopers Crew Fund and Cooper O'Brien Scholarship Fund are now 501(c)(3) organization through a partnership with the Community Foundation for NE Georgia. Just click on the link, enter your amount, and select your fund to donate.

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Attend an Event

Cooper's Crew sponsors fundraising events throughout the year. Check our Upcoming Events area for details.

  • Fabrik Suwanee's event in honor of Cooper's birthday (February)
  • Suwanee Beer Fest (March)
  • Cooper O'Brien Memorial Golf Tournament (September)
  • Dinner & Brew w/Coopers Crew @Cheeky Suwanee (September)
  Cooper's Store

Clear Cell Sarcoma is so rare, they know very little about the cancer and how to treat it. Help to spread the word about Cooper and his struggle with this cancer.

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CURE Childhood Cancer

Collaborating with CURE to help fund research projects specific to Sarcoma cancers.
  Wish Granting

Cooper's wish impacted him and his family so much that they would like to pay it forward to bring joy to another struggling child with cancer.
  Cooper O'Brien Scholarship Fund

This fund grants a scholarship to one male and one female graduating Senior at NGHS who has overcome adversity or hardship. Candidates are nominated by High School staff.

Not familiar with Sarcoma? Check out this video:

There are some who bring a light so great to the world that even when they have gone, the light remains.