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18th Annual Art Patchin Jr. Event Raises $40,000 April 22, 2010

For more information, contact Steve Crawford at 706/828-2393.

18th Annual Art Patchin Jr. Event Raises $40,000

(AUGUSTA, GA. – April 23, 2010) More than 250 attended the 18th Annual Art Patchin Jr. Celebration at Richmond on Greene on March 25. This year’s event raised more than $40,000 for a University Health Care Foundation endowment that supports the special needs of patients faced with a serious illness.

S. Michael Shlaer, M.D., an oncologist who practices at University Hospital, established the Art Patchin Jr. Endowment in 1993 in memory of Art Patchin Jr., who died in 1991 after losing his health insurance during his battle with cancer. The premier sponsors of this year’s event were Augusta Oncology Associates, Crothall Healthcare and ADP.

This year’s grand prize, a trip to the Heritage golf tournament, was won by Chris and Beth Pence of Evans, Ga. The trip includes two sets of tickets, a parking pass and accommodations at a condo at Hilton Head, S.C.



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