As the American Heart Association kicks off its centennial year, Brad Bowman, vice president of G.F. Bowman, and his wife, Andrea Bowman, have been named co-chairs of this year’s Lebanon Heart Ball.
Brad Bowman is a Lebanon County native and has worked for G.F. Bowman, Inc. since he was 12. His duties have included everything from sweeping and cleaning the shop to the installation of plumbing, heating and air conditioning systems. He later moved into the sales department, where he held the positions of sales representative and sales manager. Brad was a past chair of Lebanon Heart Walk and a past member of the American Heart Association’s Lebanon County Board of Directors. In addition to supporting the American Heart Association, G.F. Bowman, Inc. was integral in bringing Power Packs to Lebanon County. He was a member of the Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Lebanon Valley class in 2010 and now serves on its council.
Brad attended Bloomsburg University, where he majored in accounting and was a member of the university’s three-time PSACC championship football team. He shares his grandfather’s love for the outdoors including snowmobiling, horse racing and spending time in the mountains. Brad’s wife, Andrea Bowman, is a stay-at-home mom to their three children, Hannah, Kendall and Behr.
“When it comes to my ‘why’ and my reason for wanting to be involved with the Heart Ball, Brad is my why,” says Andrea Bowman. “The day he had a heart attack changed our lives forever, and it was one of the scariest things I’ve ever been through. Even to this day, I am still affected by it. I also lost an uncle to a heart attack, had another uncle who survived a heart attack, and my grandfather survived a stroke, so heart disease runs in my family, as well.”
The 2024 Lebanon Heart Ball, presented by WellSpan Health, is set for Saturday, March 9 at 5 p.m. at the Lebanon Country Club. Additional support is provided by ColdTree Foundation, G.F. Bowman, UPMC and UPMC Health Plan. The annual event is a night to acknowledge the association’s year-round efforts to drive health equity in Lebanon County. In honor of the Association’s centennial celebration, the event will also celebrate its 100-year history of pioneering scientific discovery, advocating for healthy communities and significantly reducing heart disease and stroke death rates.
Throughout the evening the American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health, will honor volunteers and patrons, feature stories of survivors, and entertain guests with dinner, dancing and an exciting auction. For more information on how to support or attend the Lebanon Heart Ball, visit heart.org/lebanonheartball.