Emily Bowman

Emily Bowman (right) and Caitlyn Ryan (left), a long-time best friend on the left. Photo courtesy of Caitlyn Ryan.

To raise money for Emily Bowman, the victim of a hit-and-run auto accident who was left with severe brain damage, Gigi's Cupcakes at 296 W. Broad St. will hold a raffle from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 30.

Gigi's, along with various local businesses, have donated items to be raffled off at the fundraiser.

The fundraiser, which was originally an idea by Team Color Me Pretty, will be held in the parking lot of Gigi's.

According to an Athens-Banner Herald article, Gigi's, who have been collecting donations for Bowman throughout June, will create a cupcake in her honor, and all proceeds will be go to the Bows for Bowman Charity Fund.

Bowman, who was struck by a vehicle on Feb. 16, was "was scheduled to be discharged from the hospital Thursday," according to the article.