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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: Dec. 4, 2002

MEDIA ADVISORY:
KOHL'S DONATION TO BENEFIT CLASSROOM FOR
PATIENTS OF CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF IOWA

Officials from Kohl's Department Stores will present a $92,000 gift to the Children's Hospital of Iowa at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 in the pediatric inpatient unit on the third level of the John Colloton Pavilion in University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Representatives from Kohl's will present the gift to Donna Katen-Bahensky, director and chief executive officer of UI Hospitals and Clinics. The gift is a contribution to the Children's Hospital of Iowa from the Kohl's Cares for Kids program. The funds will be used to support the Healthy Steps for Young Children child development program, Reach Out and Read literacy program and Starbright World interactive patient computer network programs.

Patients of the Children's Hospital of Iowa and a teacher who works in the hospital will also attend the event to demonstrate the benefits of Kohl's generosity. The participants will also be available for individual interviews.

To access the location of this event, take Elevator F to the third level of the John Colloton Pavilion and turn left (west) and enter the pediatric inpatient unit. For assistance in covering the presentation, please contact Amy Halverson at (319) 384-7352 or Tom Moore at (319) 356-3945.

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