Meteorologist Kathy Orr of FOX 29 News to emcee Samaritan’s Celebration of Life Gala

Event will feature a variety of fundraising opportunities, including a dining raffle and online auction

Meteorologist Kathy Orr of FOX 29 News in Philadelphia will serve as emcee of Samaritan’s 2023 Celebration of Life Gala, presented by Holman Enterprises.

Samaritan’s 2023 Gala will be held on February 11, 2023 at 6 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Cherry Hill, N.J. This marks the return to an in-person format for the annual fundraising event, which celebrates Samaritan’s 40-plus years of providing quality, compassionate care to more than 11,000 families annually throughout Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Mercer counties. 

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“We are delighted Kathy has chosen to support Samaritan as the Master of Ceremonies for our 2023 Celebration of Life Gala,” said Phillip W. Heath, president and CEO of Samaritan. “Each year, our gala helps us continue our mission of providing extraordinary compassion and professional expertise for our patients, clients and all those who care about them. With Kathy joining our event, we are certain this will be our most successful Gala to date.”

“Kathy’s dedication to service, generosity and love for the South Jersey community makes her a perfect candidate to emcee this year’s Celebration of Life Gala,” continued Heath.

Samaritan’s 2023 gala will feature delicious food, live music by Masquerade, dancing and more. It will also feature a variety of fundraising opportunities, including:

  • Delightful Dining Raffle – sponsored by Innovative Benefit Planning, this unique raffle offers the chance to win 12 $100 restaurant gift certificates (valued at a total of $1,200) to some of the area’s finest eateries, for just $10 per ticket. Two raffle winners will be announced during the Gala.
  • Virtual Online Auction – featuring a variety of specialty items for bid, from trips and travel packages to gift baskets, sports memorabilia, brand-name items and more. The online auction will open for bidding on February 4, 2023.

Individual tickets for this year’s Gala are $225 each. All proceeds from the evening, including the Delightful Dining raffle and online auction, will support direct care for Samaritan patients and their families throughout South Jersey. Attendance is not required to participate in either the raffle or online auction.

For additional gala details, tickets, raffle or online auction information, visit or contact Katelin Spooner at (856) 552-3239 or

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