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University of Iowa News Release

March 23, 2006

Photo of the Kissmobile courtesy of Hershey's.

Hershey Kissmobile To Appear At Children's Hospital Of Iowa

The Hershey Kissmobile will make an appearance at Children's Hospital of Iowa at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 30.

Kissmobile staff will visit with children and hand out coloring pages, crayons and bandannas. In addition, they will share chocolate treats with staff and patients as permitted.

The visit is intended to enhance the public's awareness of services offered at Children's Hospital of Iowa and to receive donations for Children's Miracle Network.

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. Each year, this network of premier facilities treats more than 14 million children with all types of afflictions.

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 Children's Hospital of Iowa and its statewide network of outreach clinics each year.

If you have questions about how you can help the Children's Miracle Network cause, contact Michelle Altmaier or Lisa Baum at 319-335-8484.

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.