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University of Iowa News Release

Aug. 1, 2006

Ferentz Will Headline Children's Miracle Network Kickoff Luncheon

University of Iowa Head Football Coach Kirk Ferentz will be a featured speaker at the Hawkeye Football Children's Miracle Network Kickoff Luncheon, beginning at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, at the University Athletic Club, located at 1360 Melrose Ave. in Iowa City.

Seating is limited, but tickets remain available at a cost of $25 a person. To order tickets, call Children's Miracle Network at 319-335-8484. Online orders are available at https://wws.uihealthcare.com/depts/childrensmiraclenetwork/ferentzluncheon.html

Proceeds of the event will benefit patients and their families of Children's Hospital of Iowa at UI Hospitals and Clinics and its outreach clinics across the state. Donations to Children's Miracle Network remain in the local region to benefit critically ill and injured children. More than 140,000 children receive care from the pediatric specialists at Children's Hospital of Iowa and its statewide network of clinics each year.

Children's Miracle Network is an international, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children by raising funds and awareness for 170 children's hospitals throughout North America. To date, 135 radio stations and 200 television stations help solicit donations to help support critically ill and injured children.

For more information about how you can help the Children's Miracle Network cause, contact Lisa Baum or Michelle Altmaier at 319-335-8484. You can also learn more about Children's Miracle Network and Children's Hospital of Iowa online at www.uihealthcare.com.

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.