Dr. Eric Bowen, interventional cardiologist, and his wife Lori, a cardiovascular and endovascular regional sales director, have been named by the Central Arkansas office of the American Heart Association (AHA) as co-chairs of the Heart of Hot Springs campaign. The Bowens also served as co-chairs of the 2020 campaign, which led up to the virtual Hot Springs Heart Ball.
In their roles, the couple is focusing on driving equitable health for every member of the community — with a special focus on hypertension awareness and fundraising for the work the AHA does.
“This past year, in the midst of the pandemic, we saw a dangerous and disturbing trend as people across the country and right here in our community delayed their health care out of fear of COVID-19,” Dr. Bowen says. “Here in Hot Springs, our neighbors continue to delay care for serious heart attack symptoms like chest pain and shortness of breath, which can ultimately be the difference between life and death.”
The Bowens will lead a yearlong campaign working with a committee of volunteer leaders aiming to raise $100,000. The Hot Springs Heart Ball is scheduled for Feb. 5 at the Oaklawn Events Center. The ball will have a silent and live auction, the presentation of the 2021-22 Sweethearts Class, dinner, entertainment and opportunities for attendees to give in honor of a designated heart or stroke survivor.
This year’s ball is presented by National Park Medical Center. For more information visit HotSpringsHeartBall.heart.org or contact Kathy.Finley@heart.org.