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Nov. 4, 2005

Mix 96 To Broadcast Children's Miracle Network Radiothon

Davenport radio station Clear Channel Mix 96 KMXG staff will host its first MIX for Kids radiothon to benefit Children's Hospital of Iowa at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City on Nov. 10 and 11.

Mix air staff members Pat Leuck, Polly Peterson, Debbie McFadden and Ron Evans will lead the Mix team for the special event. "Children's Hospital of Iowa serves thousands of patients from our region," Leuck said. "We're going to introduce some very brave and wonderful children who are facing some tremendous challenges, and they just might be your neighbor."

Children's Hospital of Iowa treats more than 5,000 patients a year from Scott County, more than 2,200 from Rock Island County and 2,300 from Clinton County.

"As the state's only comprehensive academic medical center, we see the sickest children," said Michael Artman, M.D., pediatrician-in-chief of Children's Hospital of Iowa. "Our goal is to provide world-class treatment and then develop a care plan with the referring provider so that follow-up care can take place back home. We embrace a family-centered care philosophy that involves parents at every step. Our new state-of-the art hospital facilities are child-friendly and designed to have parents close by throughout the hospital stay."

Mix 96 Program Director Jim O'Hara said, "Our station is so centered around Quad City families, we can't imagine a better cause than the Children's Miracle Network and Children's Hospital of Iowa. We're excited to lend our support."

Children's Miracle Network has a membership of 170 children's hospitals nationwide. Children's Hospital of Iowa joined Children's Miracle Network in l984. Since then, more than $21 million has been raised to enhance the lives of hospitalized children and their families. 

Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, Children's Miracle Network is an international, non-profit organization dedicated to generating funds and awareness programs to benefit children treated at children's hospitals throughout the United States and Canada. Children's Miracle Network's hallmark is that locally generated donations stay in the local area to benefit patients at the local children's hospital.

To date, Children's Miracle Network has raised more than $2.6 billion for children's hospitals. Children's Miracle Network also includes 75 corporate sponsors, 200 television stations and more than 135 radio stations.

Children's Hospital of Iowa at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City is the state's longest-serving children's hospital. More than 130,000 children receive care at Children's Hospital of Iowa and its statewide network of outreach clinics each year.

For more information about Children's Miracle Network, contact Lisa Baum at 319-335-8447.

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.