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University of Iowa News Release

Aug. 25, 2004

B100 Radiothon Benefits Patients And Families

B100 99.7 FM personalities Missy Sullivan and Jeff James reported today that they raised $35,170.14 for Children's Miracle Network during the station's radiothon Aug. 17-20 at NorthPark Mall in Davenport.

Proceeds of the event will benefit patients of Children's Hospital of Iowa at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City and its outreach clinics across the state. Donations to the radiothon remain in the local region to benefit critically ill and injured children. More than 130,000 clinic visits occur annually at Children's Hospital and Iowa and its statewide network of outreach clinics. About 5,000 children are admitted to the 177-bed Children's Hospital of Iowa each year, including many from eastern Iowa and western Illinois.

"We were just delighted by the kids and families we met," James said. "All of them just couldn't say enough about the care they received at Children's Hospital of Iowa."

"Our listeners are the absolute best anywhere," Sullivan added. "We just can't thank them enough for what they have done to support these children who need our help."

The radiothon was broadcast live from NorthPark Mall in Davenport. The event kicked off at 6 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, and concluded at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20. Sullivan and James shared the stories of former and current patients of Children's Hospital of Iowa, and the dedicated physicians, nurses and other health care professionals who care for them.

Children's Miracle Network is an international non-profit organization dedicated to helping children by raising funds and awareness for 170 children's hospitals throughout North America. One hundred thirty-five radio stations and 200 television stations help solicit donations to help support critically ill and injured children. Since it inception in 1983, Children's Miracle Network has raised more than $2.2 billion for children's hospitals.

Children's Miracle Network reminds everyone who made a pledge recently to send in their donation as soon as possible so it can begin helping children immediately. If you have questions regarding your pledge, or you would like more information about how you can help the Children's Miracle Network cause, contact Michelle Altmaier at 319-335-8484. You can also learn more about Children's Miracle Network and the Children's Hospital of Iowa online at www.uihealthcare.com. You can also still make a pledge online at www.givetoiowa.org/b100.

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 at http://www.uihealthcare.com.

STORY SOURCE: Joint Office for Marketing and Communications, University of Iowa Health Care, 200 Hawkins Drive, Room E110 GH, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1009

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Moore, 319-356-3945, thomas-moore@uiowa.edu.