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University of Iowa News Release

Sept. 6, 2006

Y105 Radiothon Benefits Children's Hospital Of Iowa

Residents of the tri-state area around Dubuque streamed into Kennedy Mall during the Y105-FM Radiothon for Kids at Children's Hospital of Iowa during their marathon broadcast Aug. 29 to Sept. 1, helping the Y105-FM morning team, led by Chris Farber and Rachel Redford, raise more than $79,000.

Chris and Rachel shared the stories of patients, families and Children's Hospital of Iowa staff beginning at 6 a.m. Aug. 30 and concluding at 5 p.m. Sept 1. The event marked the fifth time that Y105-FM has broadcast a Radiothon to help make a difference in the hospital experience of children from across the region.

"I am deeply grateful to our listeners for their support of children and their families at Children's Hospital of Iowa," said Scott Lindahl, Y105 station manager. "Their generosity is truly inspirational."

Local schools, businesses and individuals all made donations totaling $79,492 during the event. Radiothon proceeds help create new programs for children and support ongoing research, enhancements to patient stays through services such as pain management, and patient education. For more information about Children's Miracle Network, log online to

For more information about how you can support the Children's Miracle Network cause, contact Michelle Altmaier at 3l9-335-9003. You can still make a pledge online at

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 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.

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,

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