University Health Care Foundation, Mercedes-Benz Raffle Car for Heart Care

Augusta, GA. – University Health Care Foundation and Mercedes-Benz are teaming up to improve heart care in our community. The two organizations worked together to create a car raffle to support the Mac Bowman, M.D., Endowment at University Health Care Foundation. One thousand tickets will be sold for $100 each and the reverse-raffle drawing is from 2-6 p.m., Feb. 9 at Mercedes-Benz of Augusta at 3061 Washington Road.

On Tuesday, Jan. 10, the raffle car will be revealed in front of University Hospital starting at 11 a.m. Dr. Bowman will discuss his endowment, which supports community education, programs that improve cardiovascular health, cardiac rehab patient support, health screenings and the screening of student athletes. De Pierce, a Mercedes representative, will be selling tickets in University’s main lobby.

Interview opportunities:

  • Dr. Bowman, creator of the Mac Bowman, M.D., Endowment at University Health Care Foundation
  • Laurie Ott, president of University Health Care Foundation and vice president
    Human Resources and Community Services for University Health Care System
  • Nathan Cartwright, general manager, Mercedes-Benz of Augusta

About Mac Bowman, M.D.

Dr. Bowman, is a graduate of Thomson High School, the Virginia Military Institute and the Medical College of Georgia. He completed his cardiology fellowship at Brook Army Medical Center in 1983. Dr. Bowman has been a physician since 1977 and a cardiologist since 1983. He founded his private practice, Augusta Heart Associates, in 1993 and joined University Cardiology in 2011.

Dr. Bowman is an award-winning cardiologist, with more than 23 years of service to our community.  He was recently named the Georgia Hospital Association “Hospital Hero” for 2016 for his work with University Hospital and University Health Care Foundation in providing community screenings, heart education and creating University's Heart Cart, a mobile unit that brings heart screenings to churches, community events and business and industry.  

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