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University of Iowa News Release

April 10, 2006

Aiming For A Cure Organizers To Donate Funds

Organizers of the 2006 Hunter's Specialties Aiming for a Cure event will donate the proceeds of their fundraising effort on Monday, April 10, during a special check presentation ceremony at 4:30 p.m. on the first level of the John Pappajohn Pavilion atrium near elevator I in University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. 

The two-day hunt March 18-19 raised $100,000. This is the third year for the event that benefits Children's Miracle Network. Aiming for a Cure committee members and the event's Platinum sponsors will present the check to representatives of Children's Miracle Network.

The Platinum sponsors of the 2006 Aiming for A Cure event include:

-- Hunter's Specialties (presenting sponsor)

-- CIVCO

-- Crestliner

-- Hy-Vee on North Dodge Street in Iowa City

-- Mediacom

-- MVP Studio

-- Overhead Door Company of Cedar Rapids and Iowa City

-- PHAT Daddy's of Marengo

-- Proliant Biologicals

-- Winchester

The mission of the Aiming for a Cure Foundation is to raise funds to benefit pediatric oncology patients and their families served by Children's Hospital of Iowa at UI Hospitals and Clinics. Their goal is to improve the quality of care and quality of lives of children and their families through the funding of research and patient care. Aiming for a Cure is a nonprofit organization.  

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 170 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 in Iowa City is the state's longest-serving children's hospital. More than 140,000 children receive care at the Children's Hospital of Iowa and its statewide network of outreach clinics each year.

For assistance in covering this event, contact Michelle Altmaier at 319-335-9003.

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

CONTACTS: Media: Tom Moore, 319-356-3945, thomas-moore@uiowa.edu; Program: Michelle Altmaier, 319-355-9003