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Fat Tuesday in Arcadia

Scores of people wanted to have their photo taken with Dr. Dino Clarizio and his light saber. Clarizio is “King Mardi Gras 2019” for his long-time dedication to Methodist Hospital. – Photos by Terry Miller / Beacon Media

Methodist hospital’s annual Mardi Gras raises thousands for advanced cancer care

By Terry Miller

Hundreds of doctors, nurses, hospital staff and prominent Arcadia professionals crowed the annual rite of passage known as Fat Tuesday at Santa Anita’s famous Sirona bar and restaurant on March 5.

The annual Mardi Gras soirée  served 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, dancing, live music, an exciting silent auction, and mysterious raffle boxes all for a great cause. The event also featured dancing to the 80’z All-Stars live band, and the traditional Mardi Gras parade led by the Arcadia High School pep band.

There were many “mystery” guests at the soiree Tuesday – Photo by Terry Miller / Beacon Media News

Dr. Dino Clarizio was “King Mardi Gras 2019” for his long-time dedication to Methodist Hospital.

Proceeds from the 24th Annual Beads and Boa Celebration benefit Cancer Care at Methodist Hospital. Methodist Hospital offers some of the most advanced cancer diagnostics, treatments, and personalized care, including, yearly cancer screenings, state-of-the-art 320-slice CT imaging that produces 3D images of body organs, nursing & physician specialists, and comprehensive treatment that includes chemotherapy, surgery, pain management, and support groups for patients and families.

. Guests at the Mardi Gras soirée. – Photo by Terry Miller / Beacon Media News

When it comes to cancer, Methodist Hospital of Southern California is committed to treating the whole person, tending not only to each patient’s physical needs, but also, emotional, social, and spiritual concerns.

March 7, 2019

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