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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: Jan. 25, 2002

NOTE TO EDITORS: Because the new unit is currently under construction, the dedication ceremony will be held in the Clasen Board Room on the first level of the John Colloton Pavilion. Tours of the new unit location will be conducted following the event. For assistance in covering the dedication and subsequent tours, please contact Tom Moore at (319) 356-3945.

MEDIA ADVISORY:

DANCE MARATHON TO DEDICATE NEW PEDIATRIC UNIT

Representatives of the University of Iowa Dance Marathon and the Children's Hospital of Iowa will dedicate the new Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at UI Hospitals and Clinics.

UI Dance Marathon organizers made major financial contributions to the project. The unit will be named the UI Dance Marathon Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit. The unit treats children diagnosed with diseases such as leukemia and other cancers, and immune system and blood disorders.

The 2002 UI Dance Marathon will be Feb. 1-2 in the Main Ballroom of the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Approximately 800 dancers raised more than $504,000 during the 2001 UI Dance Marathon.

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.