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Joint Office for Planning, Marketing and Communications
8788 John Pappajohn Pavilion
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 353-7194
e-mail: dan-fischer@uiowa.edu

Release: Jan. 29, 2002

'Skate for Purpose' at Coral Ridge Mall

CORALVILLE, Iowa -- Local residents are encouraged to lace up their skates and join the staff of UI Heart Care's Heart Failure Program at the second annual Skate for Purpose at Coral Ridge Mall from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3. Please stop by their table for more information on treatment and management of heart failure.

All proceeds collected during the open skate will go towards purchasing equipment for the UI Heart Care Heart Failure Program patients.

Skate for Purpose is staged by Heart Failure Program staff as part of American Heart Month. Please contact Diane Smith, ANM/nurse coordinator, at 356-4678 for more information regarding this American Heart Month public event.

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.