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Mardi Gras Celebration to Benefit Community

February 27th, 2009 by Temple City Tribune

A Mardi Gras celebration is planned for Methodist Hospital Foundation on Tuesday, February 24, and everyone is invited.  The annual fundraiser is expected to pack Sirona’s at Santa Anita Park and benefit The Campaign for Methodist Hospital.

“It’s going to be a big bash with fabulous food and great music for dancing,” said event chairman Lindburgh McPherson. “Our committee has worked endlessly to make this year’s party the best ever.”

Guests will sample culinary delights from top restaurants from Arcadia, Pasadena, Monrovia, San Gabriel and Sierra Madre while bidding on unique items in the silent auction.  The R&B band Soulville will keep everyone moving – on or off the dance floor. The festivities will culminate a spectacular Mardi Gras parade led by the honorary king and queen, Shone and Sherry Wang.

Most importantly, amidst the fun and revelry, guests will be supporting the hospital’s plan in creating The Next Generation of Care. The cornerstone of this plan is a new five-story patient care tower that is currently under construction.  It will house a new expanded emergency department, medical and surgical inpatient beds, two new intensive care units, and a new pharmacy. The state of the art facility will also utilize advanced medical technology and information systems to provide exceptional care in a healing environment.

“So if you’re ready to celebrate Mardi Gras big this year and help a worthy cause, come join us,” said McPherson.  The event calls for business attire, but feathers are encouraged.  For more event tickets or more information, please call (626) 898-8888.

About Methodist Hospital

Methodist Hospital, founded in 1903, is a 460 bed, not-for-profit hospital serving the community. Services provided include comprehensive acute care such as medical,

surgical, perinatal, pediatrics, oncology, intensive care (neonatal and adult), and complete

cardiovascular services, including open heart surgery. Methodist Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission. For more information please call (626) 898 – 8000 or visit www.methodisthospital.org.

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