ARCADIA, Calif. - Methodist Hospital Foundation’s 22nd annual Mardi
Gras celebration is coming to Arcadia on February 28 at 6 p.m. at Sirona’s
in Santa Anita Park with proceeds supporting digital mammography services
at Methodist Hospital.
“Mardi Gras is a fun and lively celebration enjoyed by community
leaders, physicians, local businesses, and community members for the past
22 years,” said Sherry Wang, event co-chair and former chair of
the Methodist Hospital Foundation. “Over time, the event has evolved
into a significant fundraising endeavor and has grown in attendance each
year.” Co-chairing the event with Ms. Wang are Mary Bigley and Erica Cornejo.
Guests enjoy delicious food provided by a variety of top San Gabriel Valley
restaurants, as well as libations, a festive parade, crazy costumes, plenty
of dancing, live music, an exciting silent auction, mysterious raffle
boxes, and a few surprises, all for a great cause. As they did last year,
the 80z All Stars, a premier 1980s California tribute band, will provide
entertainment for the fun-filled event.
Mardi Gras will also honor and crown Dr. Stephen and Patty Soldo as “King
and Queen of Mardi Gras 2017” for their long-time dedication to
Methodist Hospital. They have given generously of their time and resources
and the hospital is fortunate to be able to acknowledge their many years
of service to the community.
The Methodist Hospital Foundation considers part of its mission to include
providing comprehensive breast care. Breast cancer is one of the most
common cancers among American women with about one in eight women developing
invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. In order to continue that
mission, it is important to upgrade the hospital’s diagnostic mammography
services and proceeds from Mardi Gras will further this effort. While
Methodist Hospital continues to offer breast surgery and reconstructive
surgery to patients, the hospital plans to acquire digital mammography
– the most advanced technology available – which will enable
the hospital and our radiologists to provide the community with the best
possible diagnostic breast care services.
Tickets to Mardi Gras are $125 and a portion of this cost is tax deductible.
To purchase Mardi Gras tickets and explore sponsorship opportunities, go to
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Brian Greene, 626-354-1484