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Release: Oct. 1, 2001

Oct. 2-3 fundraiser at UI Hospitals and Clinics to aid victims' families of Sept. 11 attacks

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A special fundraising effort to benefit the families of victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C., will be Oct. 2-3 at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 199, the UI Staff Council and University of Iowa Health Care will jointly sponsor the fundraiser. Organizers will send all proceeds to the AFSCME Sept. 11 Relief Fund, the SEIU Sept. 11 Relief Fund and the Johnson County United Way/Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

Volunteers will accept donations from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2:30 to 5:00 p.m. and 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in the Main Lobby of UI Hospitals and Clinics. For more information, contact Staff Relations and Development at UI Hospitals and Clinics at (319) 356-2008.

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.