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University of Iowa News Release

Nov. 16, 2005

Mix 96 Radiothon Success To Benefit Children's Hospital Patients

Davenport radio station Clear Channel Mix 96 KMXG staff raised $46,198 during their first annual MIX for Kids radiothon to benefit Children's Hospital of Iowa at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City Nov. 10-11.

MIX air staff Pat Leuck, Polly Peterson, Debbie McFadden and Ron Evans led the Mix team during the special event. 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.

"We met some very brave and wonderful children who are facing some tremendous challenges," Leuck said. "These patients and their families are our neighbors, and we are proud to be able to help them in their time of need."

"As the state's only comprehensive academic medical center, we see the sickest children," says Michael Artman, M.D., UI professor and head of pediatrics and pediatrician-in-chief of Children's Hospital of Iowa. "We thank MIX 96 for their generous support that will help us to continue providing world-class treatment with a family-centered care philosophy in a state-of-the art hospital."

MIX 96 Program Director Jim O'Hara said, "We are grateful to our listeners who opened their hearts to support this great cause."

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, nonprofit 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 UI Hospitals and Clinics 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.

If you have questions about making a pledge, or you would like more information about how you can help the Children's Miracle Network cause, contact Lisa Baum at 319-335-8447 or Michelle Altmaier at 319-335-9003. You can also make a donation online at http://www.givetoiowa.org/mix96.

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.