Virtua Health Gala

A special night celebrating the power of philanthropy!

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The 2022 Virtua Health Gala was held on Saturday, June 4 at the Borgata Hotel, Casino and Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey. It was an inspiring and uplifting evening in celebration of our donors and our commitment to be Here for Good.

Evening Highlights

Thanks to the support of many generous donors, including presenting sponsor Bob & Donna Platzer and Family of Town Square Real Estate, more than $500,000 in proceeds from the event will go to support the expansion of Virtua’s Eat Well food access programs. We are grateful to all of our philanthropic partners and event sponsors whose generous commitment will help us feed our neighbors across South Jersey!

We were pleased to present Senator Troy Singleton with Virtua’s 2022 Humanitarian Award for his remarkable commitment to the health and well-being of New Jersey residents. During the program, a first-of-its-kind Voice for Good Award was presented to ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith for his selfless advocacy and support of health care workers during the pandemic.

Humanitarian of the Year

Senator Troy Singleton

Senator Singleton has devoted himself to public service and has demonstrated a deep commitment to meeting the evolving needs of our diverse communities. As an advocate for the people of New Jersey, Senator Singleton has been a champion on many important health care issues, including improving access to healthy and affordable food for those in need, spreading awareness to reduce COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, and protecting health care workers from acts of violence. As a public servant, he has also demonstrated a strong commitment to community service and has hosted monthly volunteer events encouraging hundreds of others to join him. His efforts will have a lasting impact for people across New Jersey for years to come!

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About the Beneficiary

Proceeds from the 2022 Virtua Health Gala benefited our Eat Well Food Access Programs, which bring fresh, healthy food to underserved communities in southern New Jersey.

With the help of our philanthropic partners, Virtua’s food access program has made a significant impact on the lives of thousands of families in our community. Since 2017, our Eat Well Mobile Farmers Market, Eat Well Food Pharmacies, and our new Eat Well Mobile Grocery Store have become trusted resources that our community and patients have come to rely on. Together, we are working to ensure that our neighbors, regardless of what zip code they call home, have access to the fresh, healthy, and affordable foods they deserve.

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