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University of Iowa News Release

Oct. 28, 2004

Silent Auction To Benefit Cancer Patients 

Bidders can obtain valuable items and support cancer patients and their families during a special event Nov. 14 at Clapp Recital Hall on the University of Iowa campus.

Beginning at 5:30 p.m., ticket holders can place bids on a wide range of items during a silent auction. The proceeds of this special event will be used to help patients of the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the UI and their families while receiving treatments.

Auction items include autographed items from legendary Iowa football coach Hayden Fry and current head coach Kirk Ferentz, a week's accommodations at a Florida resort and many others.

Local caterers will serve hors d'oeuvres during the silent auction. Tickets are $30 each, with $25 of each ticket being tax deductible. For more information, contact the UI Foundation at 319-335-3442, ext. 895.

Following the silent auction, UI President David Skorton will originate a live WSUI-AM broadcast of his jazz music program from Clapp Recital Hall at 7 p.m.

Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center is Iowa's only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center. NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers are recognized as the leaders in developing new approaches to cancer prevention and cancer care, conducting leading edge research and educating the public about cancer.

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.