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Mac Bowman, M.D., To Be Honored at Heart Ball January 16, 2008

Amy Judson (706) 855-5005/amy.judson@heart.org

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Dr. Mac Andrew Bowman Named 2008 Augusta Heart Ball Honoree

AUGUSTA – Mac Andrew Bowman, M.D., a dedicated cardiologist who practices at University Hospital, has been named the Honoree of the 2008 Augusta Heart Ball. The Augusta Heart Ball – now in its 20th year – is the premier social event benefiting the American Heart Association in Augusta. The black-tie gala will help the American Heart Association raise money to fund its mission of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

“I share, with the AHA, an unwavering commitment to preserving and advancing the health of individuals and families in our community by education, energy and effort focused upon lessening the ravages of cardiovascular disease by preventative, interventional and rehabilitative actions of excellence,” Dr. Bowman said. “I am honored by this recognition and acknowledgement by the American Heart Association,”

Dr. Bowman is a graduate of Virginia Military Institute and received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. He completed both his internship and residency at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas, and his cardiology fellowship training was performed at Brooke Army Medical Center. Dr. Bowman is a partner of Augusta Heart Associates, P.A.; he serves on the Executive Council for University Hospital, and is Chairman of the Richmond County Hospital Authority. Dr. Bowman is also involved locally in numerous civic activities, professional societies and organizations.

The theme of this year’s gala is “Groove is in the Heart” and will take place on Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Richmond on Greene, Augusta. A VIP cocktail reception will begin at 6 p.m. followed by heavy hors d’oeuvres, dancing and a live and silent auction at 7 p.m.

Companies and individuals interested in attending the American Heart Association’s 2008 Augusta Heart Ball should contact Amy Judson at (706) 855-5005 or amy.judson@heart.org.

About the American Heart Association
Founded in 1924, the American Heart Association today is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to reducing disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke. These diseases, America’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers, claim about 870,000 lives a year. In fiscal year 2005–06, the association invested more than $543 million in research, professional and public education, advocacy and community service programs to help all Americans live longer, healthier lives. To learn more, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit americanheart.org.

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