CONTACT: TOM MOORE
Joint Office for Planning, Marketing and Communications
8788 John Pappajohn Pavilion
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: May 29, 2002
KSTZ STAR 102.5 raises more than $270,000
for Children's Hospital of Iowa
Children and families across central Iowa will benefit from the round-the-clock
efforts of the KSTZ STAR 102.5 morning team of Ken Auge and Colleen Kelly
during their 102-hour radiothon that concluded Saturday at Valley West Mall
in Des Moines.
"Ken and Colleen's Kids" received $272,715 from listeners during
the marathon broadcast, which ran from May 21 to May 25. The donations will
be given to Children's Miracle Network to help support patients and their
families at the Children's Hospital of Iowa within University of Iowa Hospitals
"Once again, STAR listeners have proven how much they care about children,"
said Bill Wells, general manager of the Des Moines Radio Group. "We couldn’t
be happier for all of the kids cared for by the Children's Hospital of Iowa!"
Children’s Miracle Network is the nation's largest charitable organization.
One hundred percent of the funds raised through this and other Children's
Miracle Network events are used to support the work of affiliated children's
hospitals. Donations are used to enhance the quality of patients' hospital
stays, support research and purchase the sophisticated pediatric health care
equipment necessary to care for critically ill and injured children.
The Children's Hospital of Iowa at UI Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City
is the state's longest-serving children's hospital. More than 100,000 children
receive care at the Children's Hospital of Iowa and its statewide network
of outreach clinics each year. In 2001, the Children's Hospital of Iowa received
almost $2.4 million from Children's Miracle Network.
University of Iowa Health Care
describes the partnership between the UI 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