The Mercy Health Foundation Lourdes raised more than $65,000 at its 17th annual Mardi Gras and All That Jazz event, which took place Fat Tuesday (March 5) at the Carson Center. Funds raised will support the services and facilities of Mercy Health-Lourdes Hospital.

“Thank you to everyone who supported our annual Mardi Gras event,” said President of the Mercy Health Foundation Lourdes Jessica Toren. “We appreciate every sponsor, vendor, and attendee who helped make our night a success.”

Guests enjoyed food and beverages from a variety of local restaurants and vendors while Lew Jetton & 61 South entertained the crowd with classic blues and Southern rock music. Since its inception 17 years ago, Mardi Gras and All That Jazz has raised more than one million dollars for Mercy Health-Lourdes Hospital.

For more information about the Mercy Health Foundation Lourdes, call (270) 444-2353 or visit