Photo L to R: Three families were recognized at the gala: Darryl & Andrea Gladden, Carl & Mary Beth Buehler, and Cliff & Kathy Mancine.
Marlton, NJ – Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice’s annual Celebration of Life Gala, sponsored by Holman Enterprises, was held at the Crowne Plaza in Cherry Hill, N.J., and raised more than $195,000 for the not-for-profit’s programs and services which benefit seriously ill patients and their families as well as those grieving a loss.
Emceed by Jon Runyan, NFL vice president of policy and rules administration, the gala included dinner, live music, dancing, a silent auction and the drawing of two winning tickets of the Delightful Dining raffle.
Attended by more than 350 guests, the gala was supported by a volunteer committee, and was supported by many sponsors and advertisers.
This year’s gala theme “TEAM,” honored the diverse teams of people – medical hospice and palliative teams, as well as volunteers, donors, boards/committees and others – who work together each day to support Samaritan patients and their families. Samaritan recognized three local families – the Buehler family of Marlton, the Gladden family of Willingboro and the Mancine family of Cinnaminson – for their work and dedication to the organization throughout the years.
About Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice:
Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian, independent organization locally founded in Moorestown, New Jersey in 1980. Samaritan is the regional leader for hospice care, palliative (comfort) medicine, grief support and counseling, end-of-life education, and advocacy. Samaritan serves people in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Mercer counties who are coping with the stresses of aging, serious illness or grief in their homes, assisted-living, or nursing home communities and through two inpatient hospice centers: The Samaritan Center at Mt. Holly and The Samaritan Center at Voorhees. Two thrift shops, in Westmont and Pitman, support Samaritan services and programs. Samaritan is accredited by The Joint Commission; a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO); the Home Care & Hospice Association of New Jersey; and is a four-star-level hospice in NHPCO’s We Honor Veterans program, created in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).