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University of Iowa News Release

Sept. 23, 2004

Y105-FM Radiothon Benefits Children's Hospital Of Iowa

The third annual Y105-FM radiothon hosted by Chris Farber and Rachel Redford to support the Children's Miracle Network raised $77,060.42 during the special event at Kennedy Mall in Dubuque last week.

Proceeds of the program 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 children receive care at the Children's Hospital of Iowa each year, including thousands from the tri-state area.

"We were thrilled to meet so many special families who have either received treatment at Children's Hospital of Iowa or are receiving treatment right now," Farber said. "They couldn't say enough about the care they've received, especially from their nurses."

"The support for Children's Hospital of Iowa from our listeners and these families is phenomenal," added co-host Redford. "Once again, their generosity exceeded our wildest expectations."

The radiothon aired from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 14-17. Farber and Redford 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. Each year this network of premier facilities treat more than 14 million children suffering with all types of afflictions.

Children's Miracle Network partners with 135 radio stations and 200 television stations to help support critically ill and injured children. Since it inception in 1983, Children's Miracle Network has raised more than $2 billion for children's hospitals.

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 still also make a pledge online at http://www.givetoiowa.org/y105.

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.