Foundation Special Events


Mac Bowman/Mercedes-Benz Heart Raffle: The proceeds of this special event help support the Mac A. Bowman, M.D., Endowment. 


Patchin-Weston Celebration & Dennis Memorial Golf Tournament: This special event was created 1993 by Michael S. Shlaer, M.D., a University Hospital oncologist, in memory of his good friend Art Patchin Jr. Mr. Patchin fought a long battle against cancer, and during that time, lost his health insurance. Dr. Shlaer wanted to create an endowment that could help others who found themselves in the same situation by providing financial support. Will Weston IV, who was a friend and steadfast supporter of the Art Patchin Jr. Endowment, was named to the event after he died in October 2011. This year's event is Thursday, March 15.


Jernigan Golf Tournament: This special event, presented by University Health Care Foundation, helps fund the Harry W. Jernigan Jr. Endowment, which serves the needs of the Harry W. Jernigan Cancer Center at University Hospital. In years past, proceeds have been used to renovate rooms in the Cancer Center, aid families in financial difficulty due to the cost of cancer treatments and provide educational opportunities for University Hospital cancer staff. This year's tournament is Monday, May 7 at Woodside Plantation in Aiken. Please contact the Foundation office or email for sponsor and team information.  If you would like to make an online gift to the Harry W. Jernigan endowment, please click here.


Miracle Mile Walk: In 2001, Queenie Glover, a former Kendall Company employee, and past University Health Care Foundation board member, came up with the idea of the Miracle Mile Walk to bring breast cancer awareness to the community and raise money for the fight against breast cancer. The first walk had 90 participants who raised $3,000. Now with more than 15,000 participants, the walk raises more than $300,000 annually thanks to the generous support of local businesses and individual donations.

The Miracle Mile Walk supports University Hospital’s Breast Health Center and Mobile Mammography Unit, which provide life-saving screenings to women in our community who otherwise might not have access to or means to afford these screenings. No woman is ever turned away from the mobile unit! Even if you can’t walk with us, you can support us every step of the way!

The Walk is held every third Saturday in October. Join us on Oct. 20, 2018!

For more information, visit our website


1818 Society: Individuals who contribute $500 or more per year receive a membership in University Health Care Foundation’s annual sustained giving program – the 1818 Society. Similarly, corporate gifts of $1,000 or more per year qualify the organization/business for such recognition. 1818 Society members are recognized annually at a donor appreciation reception.