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Oct. 31, 2006

Mix 96 To Broadcast Children's Miracle Network Radiothon Nov. 16-17

Davenport radio station Mix 96 (KMXG-FM, owned by Clear Channel Radio) will host their second annual MIX for Kids radiothon to benefit Children's Hospital of Iowa within University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City Nov. 16-17.

MIX air staff members Pat Leuck, Polly Peterson, Debbie McFadden and Ron Evans will lead the Mix 96 team during the live broadcast from the atrium lobby on the hospital's first level from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Valley Bank is the event's presenting sponsor.

"We had a very powerful, moving experience during our first radiothon last year," Peterson said. "We're very much looking forward to coming back this year to meet more wonderful kids and their families."

"As the state's only comprehensive pediatric center, we serve many children from the MIX 96 listening area," said Michael Artman, M.D., UI professor and head of pediatrics and pediatrician-in-chief of Children's Hospital of Iowa.

"We treat more than 5,000 kids each year from Scott County, more than 2,200 from Rock Island County and about 2,300 from Clinton County. Most of these children have complicated medical problems. We provide advanced specialty treatment and then develop a care plan with the referring provider so that follow-up care can take place back home. Patients who need hospitalization benefit from our new child-friendly, state-of-the art hospital facilities and family-centered care programs that are designed to have parents close by throughout the hospital stay."

MIX 96 program director Jim O'Hara said, "Our station is committed to supporting Quad City families, and working with Children's Hospital of Iowa and Children's Miracle Network is a perfect way to help fulfill that commitment."

Children's Miracle Network has a membership of 170 children's hospitals nationwide. 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. 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 140,000 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, please contact Michelle Altmaier or Lisa Baum at 319-335-8447. You can also make an online donation at:

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,