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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: Feb. 8, 2002

MEDIA ADVISORY:

OLYMPIC CELEBRATION FOR CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF IOWA PATIENTS FEB. 12

Patients in the Children's Hospital of Iowa at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics will hold their special Winter Olympic Games celebration at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb.12 in the Activities Therapy gym on the first level of the John Pappajohn Pavilion.

The children will be joined by Lowell Lyngaas, a UI Health Care patient who served as an Olympic torchbearer recently. Lyngaas, 47, of Postville, Iowa, has received treatment in the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the UI. Lyngaas and the young patients will carry their own Olympic torches in parade formation and then participate in a variety of games with Winter Olympic themes. All participants will receive medals.

For assistance in covering this special event, please contact Tom Moore at (319) 356-3945.