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CONTACT: TOM MOORE
Joint Office for Planning, Marketing and Communications
8788 John Pappajohn Pavilion
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 356-3945
e-mail: thomas-moore@uiowa.edu

Release: Aug. 30, 2002

Heart Friends to host picnic Sept. 8

Heart Friends will host a picnic for children with congenital heart defects and their families from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at Shelter #11 in City Park in Iowa City.

Heart Friends provides emotional support, information and educational opportunities to children with congenital heart disease and their families. An affiliated group, Hopeful Hearts, serves those born with heart defects who have reached adulthood.

The Heart Friends Picnic will offer an afternoon of games for children, activities and socializing. Food and drinks will be provided. City Park is located at 200 East Park Road. To R.S.V.P., call (319) 384-8442 or toll free (800) 777-8442 by Friday, Sept. 7.

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.