Dancing for our Stars Event

I and my team at Memorial Health Systems believe strongly in paving the way for advancements in treatments and technology for heart care and cardiac surgery. Philanthropic support has helped us to be a leader in cutting-edge technology and allowed us to continue to provide the latest treatment options. So when I was approached to participate in Dancing for Our Stars I was happy to volunteer.   However I not a dancer and agreed to the challenge if I could sing. Join me while I dance through the notes and sing for a worthy cause that he believes in.

So, on February 1st I’ll take to the stage and I hope you’ll cheer me on while I sing my heart out! Proceeds from the 2014 Dancing for Our Stars Gala will benefit the MemorialCare Heart and Vascular Institute (“MHVI”) so that we can continue to provide excellent care while using the best protocols and technologies available.

Dancing for our stars

You can support me…and the MemorialCare Heart and Vascular Institute in a number of ways. Please consider purchasing a table for ten (levels range from $3,000 – $25,000), a ticket or tickets ($250), an advertisement in the program (starting at $500), underwriting a portion of the event (starting at $1,000), or by making a philanthropic gift in any amount. On event night, the crowd will “vote for their favorite” monetarily – each dollar = one vote. Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted on event night. A sponsorship of $3,000 equals 3,000 VOTES! The $25,000 sponsorship equates to 25,000 VOTES!

To Attend Event: See enclosed brochure to support Dr. Bethencourt at the event on Feb. 1, 2014.

If you prefer not to attend but still want to make a contribution (no amount is too small!):

Credit Card: Go to – http://supportlongbeach.memorialcare.org/bethencourt2014dfos and click on “support me through a donation”

Cash or Check: Write a check to “Memorial Heart Valve Institute” and seal in enclosed envelope

Your support means more than just a vote. These philanthropic gifts are an investment in the continuing evolution of the MemorialCare Heart and Vascular Institute and the care of our patients.

Don’t forget the tax advantages of gifting appreciated stock – yes, even for a sponsorship! You can contact Michele Latimer at the Memorial Medical Center Foundation at 562.933.1671 or mroeder@memorialcare.org for more information about this or any event in general.


We appreciate your support!


Thank you,


Dr. Bethencourt & Cardiac & Thoracic Surgery Team

Robotic & Minimally Invasive Specialists

Memorial Health Systems

The Bethencourt Group