Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice Releases Gala Plans

Marlton, NJ, January 21, 2012 --( Saying “2012 will be our best gala yet,” Mary Ann Boccolini, CEO of Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice today unveiled details of the not-for-profit organization’s annual gala to be held on February 25th at The Westin Mt. Laurel.

“I am pleased that Terriann Procida of Moorestown, president of Innovative Benefit Planning LLC in Cinnaminson, has once again agreed to serve as this year’s gala chairman,” said Boccolini. “She has been successful in pulling together a fabulous group of volunteers who have developed our 2012 theme, “Winter White, Midnight Blue” and have given generously of their time and talents to ensure another successful gala,” she added.

Holman Automotive, headquartered in Pennsauken, has once again returned as Presenting Sponsor. Mindy Holman, President and CEO of Holman Enterprises, has been a long-time supporter of Samaritan’s programs and services.

During the evening’s festivities, the winner of the organization’s Delightful Dining raffle will be announced. The raffle tickets, at $5 each, offer the chance to win twelve dining gift certificates which total $2400 to some of the area’s finest restaurants.

Proceeds from the evening will benefit Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice programs and services that are not covered by Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance as well as offering help for patients without any insurance.

“Samaritan has never turned anyone away for an inability to pay,” explained Boccolini. “Another successful gala will ensure that we are able to continue to provide the highest level of care to any and all who request it.”

For ticket or sponsorship information, contact Julie Weitzman at (856) 552-3239 or

Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice is the regional leader for hospice and palliative (comfort) care, grief support and counseling, end-of-life education, research and advocacy. In addition to hospice services covered by Medicare, Medicaid and private insurers, Samaritan’s Family of Services also provides more than $1 million each year in essential, yet non-reimbursed, services through generous community support of The Samaritan Fund. Samaritan is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian organization serving people in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Mercer counties who are coping with serious illness or grief. For more information, visit

Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice
Julie Weitzman
(800) 229-8183