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University Health Care Foundation To Hold 22nd Annual Art Patchin/Will Weston Celebration

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University Health Care Foundation will hold the 22nd annual Art Patchin/Will Weston Celebration at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 23rd at The Augusta Country Club, located at 655 Milledge Road.

Read the text of a press release on the event we received below:

University Health Care Foundation will hold the 22nd annual Art Patchin/Will Weston Celebration at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 23rd at The Augusta Country Club, located at 655 Milledge Road.

This event, which helps raise funds to support the special needs of cancer patients, is emceed by WJBF's Brad Means and includes a silent auction, a live auction, and door prizes.

About The Art Patchin/Will Weston Celebration: 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. Will Weston IV, who was a personal friend and steadfast supporter of the Art Patchin Jr. Endowment, was named to the event after he died in October 2011.

About University Health Care Foundation: University Health Care Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to the development and acquisition of financial resources to ensure University Hospital's excellence in delivery of healthcare services to our community and region. The mission of University Health Care Foundation is accomplished through your gifts of time, talent and financial resources. Countless opportunities lie ahead to add to the investment begun in 1978 by those community leaders who worked selflessly to establish University Health Care Foundation.


History of the Event

  • Art Patchin Jr. Endowment was established in 1993 by Michael S. Shlaer, M.D., an oncologist at University Hospital.
  • Art Patchin Jr., during his battle with cancer, lost his health insurance and the endowment was created to support the special needs of patients faced with a serious illness.  
  • All funds raised for this endowment stay in our own community to help our family, friends, neighbors and co-workers.
  • First Art Patchin Jr. Celebration held in 1994.
  • In 2012, Will Weston IV, who was instrumental in organizing the yearly Art Patchin Celebration and was a personal friend of Art Patchin Jr., was added to the name of the event after he died in October 2011.
  • In 2013, there were 283 instances of direct patient assist from the Patchin-Weston Endowment and Fund for a total of $103,103.33.
  • In 2014, the Frank Dennis Memorial Cup Golf Tournament became a part of the Patchin-Weston Celebration.  Proceeds from the Dennis Memorial Cup will go to the Patchin Weston Endowment to "fight cancer on the green."

2014 Event Details

  • March 23, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Augusta Country Club, 655 Milledge Road, Augusta, Georgia  30904
  • Tickets: $75 per person/$100 per couple. Each ticket purchased is an entry into the door prize drawing.
  • Hear from patients who have benefited from the Art Patchin Jr & Will Weston IV Endowment.
  • Emcee: Brad Means, WJBF News Channel 6
  • Silent Auction, including gift certificates to local shops and restaurants, furnishings, books, golf memorabilia and more.
  • Live Auction including a Club Car Precedent SF 2in1 Golf Car valued at $6,371, a Bahama 7-day Dive Cruise, condo vacation at Amelia Plantation in Florida, and more.
  • Door Prize Drawing for a golf package that includes four Clubhouse badges to the Heritage Golf Tournament, being held the week of April 17, 2014 at Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head, SC. Also included is lodging at Hilton Head for the week.
  • Cocktails and heavy hors d'oeuvres
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