Missy Cook

Annual Pumpkin Patch for cancer research funds to run Oct. 5-31

Annual Pumpkin Patch helps cancer research funds grow

Each October, as Missy Cook helps unload trailers full of bright, plump pumpkins with hundreds of volunteers, she’s reminded why the Cooper Trooper Foundation Pumpkin Patch exists — because her son, Cooper, 10, is alive after surviving a rare cancer that was found when he was just 8 weeks old.