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Release: Nov. 8, 2001

Krispy Kreme proceeds to benefit Children's Miracle Network

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Patients in the Children's Hospital of Iowa will decorate Krispy Kreme doughnuts with frosting and sprinkles at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16 in the Activities Therapy Gym on the first level of the John Pappajohn Pavilion at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Prior to the event, Krispy Kreme doughnuts will be available for sale to staff, patients and visitors from 7 to 10 a.m. in the Atrium Lobby on the first level of the John Colloton Pavilion of UI Hospitals and Clinics. Doughnuts will be sold for $1 per doughnut or $10 a dozen. All proceeds benefit the Children's Miracle Network (CMN).

Krispy Kreme stores located in Cedar Rapids, Davenport and Clive are also supporting CMN with a special promotion that enables customers to purchase a CMN "Miracle Balloon" for $1 and receive a free doughnut. All funds raised for CMN by the stores will support the Children's Hospital of Iowa, which cares for more than 5,000 patients and their families every year.

"All of us with Krispy Kreme are delighted to have this opportunity to support CMN and the Children's Hospital of Iowa," said Cindy Chase, marketing/fundraising director for Krispy Kreme. "We know how important it is for all of us to help make sure these kids and their families receive the help they need."

CMN is an international non-profit organization dedicated to helping children by raising funds and awareness for 170 children's hospitals throughout North America. CMN partners with 135 radio stations and 200 television stations to help support critically ill and injured children. Since its inception in 1983, CMN has raised more than $2 billion for children's hospitals, including $229 million in 2001 alone.

University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the UI College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide. Visit UI Health Care online at www.uihealthcare.com.