ARCADIA, Calif. – The 24th annual Mardi Gras Food Fest benefitting
the cancer program at Methodist Hospital of Southern California will be
held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5 at Sirona’s Restaurant in Santa
Anita Park. The event is presented by the Methodist Hospital Foundation
and promises to once again be filled with great fun, prizes, and entertainment.
Mardi Gras will feature gourmet foods from more than 30 of the San Gabriel
Valley’s most popular restaurants, as well as offering libations,
a festive parade, crazy costumes, live music, an exciting silent auction,
and mysterious raffle boxes all for a great cause. The event also includes
dancing to the ’80z All-Stars live band, and the traditional Mardi
Gras parade. More than 800 guests attended last year’s celebration
and helped raise $145,000 for the new Joint & Spine Pavilion at Methodist
Hospital, which opened in April 2018.
Arcadia native Dino Clarizio, MD, and his wife, Hope, will serve as King
and Queen of Mardi Gras in honor of their dedication and philanthropic
efforts on behalf of Methodist Hospital. For more than 30 years, Dr. Clarizio
has served the community, treating thousands of patients as an internal
medicine specialist, while Hope has managed his physician office. The
two have forged a unique bond and a wonderful life both with the medical
practice and their volunteer efforts throughout the community.
“We are honored to be recognized at Mardi Gras this year,”
says Dr. Clarizio. “We hope to see a record breaking fund raising
event at this festive gathering with guests having a wonderful time.”
Mardi Gras title sponsors include Arcadia Gardens Retirement Hotel and
Arcadia Healthcare Center. Sophia Chan, Mark Hafeman and Patty Soldo will
serve as event co-chairs and will lead the planning brigade for the festive
and fun event.
To learn more, please go to:
www.mardigrasfoodfest.com. For advanced reservations or additional information call Methodist Hospital
Foundation at (626) 898-8888 or email:
Media Contact: Brian Greene, 626-354-1484