CONTACT: TOM MOORE
Joint Office for Planning, Marketing and Communications
8788 John Pappajohn Pavilion
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: Aug. 19, 2002
B100 radiothon raises more than $60,000 for Children's Miracle Network
B100 99.7 FM personalities Julia Bradley and Jeff James reported that they
raised $60,429.57 for the Children's Miracle Network during the station's
100-hour radiothon Aug. 13-17 at NorthPark Mall in Davenport.
Proceeds of the event will benefit patients of the Children's Hospital of
Iowa at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City and its outreach
clinics across the state. Some 100 percent of all donations to the radiothon
remain in the local region to benefit critically ill and injured children.
More than 100,000 children receive care at the Children's Hospital of Iowa
each year, including thousands from eastern Iowa and western Illinois.
"We can't say enough about our listeners other than that we love all
of them," James said. "Each of them is a hero for the way they pitched
in and helped support the patients of the Children's Hospital of Iowa."
B100 99.7 FM audience members contributed $45,100 to the Children's Miracle
Network during last year's radiothon.
"I tell people all the time that it is a real privilege to host this
radiothon," Bradley added. "The children and the families we meet
are truly inspirational."
The radiothon was broadcast live from NorthPark Mall in Davenport. The event
kicked off at 5:30 a.m. Aug. 13 and concluded at noon on Saturday, Aug. 17.
Bradley and James shared the stories of former and current patients of the
Children's Hospital of Iowa and the dedicated physicians, nurses and other
health care professionals who care for them.
Children's Miracle Network is an international nonprofit organization dedicated
to helping children by raising funds and awareness for 170 children's hospitals
throughout North America. Some 135 radio stations and 200 television stations
help solicit donations to help support critically ill and injured children.
Since it inception in 1983, Children's Miracle Network has raised more than
$2 billion for children's hospitals, including $229 million in 2001 alone.
Children's Miracle Network reminds everyone who made a pledge recently to
send in their donation as soon as possible so it can begin helping children
immediately. If you have questions regarding your pledge, or if you would
like more information about how you can help the Children's Miracle Network
cause, contact Lisa Baum-Waters or Michelle Altmaier at (319) 335-8484. You
can also learn more about Children's Miracle Network and the Children's Hospital
of Iowa online at www.uihealthcare.com.
You can also make a pledge online at www.givetoiowa.org/b100.
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between
the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and
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.