Cardiologist K. Heiner Vogelbach is the guest of honor at Methodist Hospital’s annual Mardi Gras fundraiser. The festivities take place Feb. 12 at Sirona’s at Santa Anita Park.
Vogelbach has cared for thousands of patients in his 15 years as director of cardiology.
The "Beads and Boas" celebration features a 1980s theme against a backdrop of old New Orleans. More than 500 community members and dozens of restaurants are slated to participate.
Event Chair Lindburgh McPherson said organizers hope the event will raise upwards of $100,000 for the hospital's cardiac catherization lab.
"Through the years we've seen more participation from the smaller healthcare entities such as nursing homes," Lindburgh said. "That's a good thing. We're especially excited this year because Dr. Vogelbach has been a terrific supporter of Methodist Hospital and Mardi Gras. It's really fitting that we recognize him as our king in 2013."
The 80z All-Stars, one of Southern California's premier 1980s tribute bands, will provide the evening’s soundtrack. Other activities include a silent auction, the annual Mardi Gras parade, and an Elvis Presley impersonator, along with dancing and mouth-watering culinary treats prepared by some of San Gabriel Valley's most celebrated and successful restaurants.
Tickets are $80 each. To reserve yours, contact Gloria Rico at 626-821-2340 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.