Mardi Gras Masquerade Event Set for Feb. 9

January 11, 2013

ST. LOUIS – Mercy Health Foundation St. Louis is proud to present the ninth annual Monte Carlo Mardi Gras Masquerade to be held at the Chase Park Plaza Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. From the infamous casino to the Monaco Grand Prix and the Prince’s Palace, guests will enjoy an evening that won’t be forgotten.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Mercy’s JFK Clinic and Mercy Neighborhood Ministry, which provide high-quality health care services to thousands of uninsured and underserved residents of St. Louis County and 12 surrounding counties.

“To date, the Mardi Gras signature event has raised more than $3.6 million to support Mercy’s charity care initiatives,” said Tanya Lieber, vice president of the Mercy Health Foundation St. Louis. “The generosity of sponsors, attendees and event supporters enable Mercy to continue carrying out its founding mission of providing exceptional health care to our neighbors who need it most.”

Mercy Health Foundation Board members Peggy Ritter and Marsha Rusnack are co-chairs of the event. Under their leadership, the Foundation expects more than 600 guests to attend and hopes to raise $650,000.

If you have questions or would like to attend the Monte Carlo Mardi Gras Masquerade, please contact the Foundation at (314) 251-1800 or visit

Mercy is the sixth largest Catholic health care system in the U.S. and serves more than 3 million people annually. Mercy includes 31 hospitals, 300 outpatient facilities, 38,000 co-workers and 1,700 integrated physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.


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