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Sept. 4, 2007

KHAK Radiothon will benefit UI Children's Hospital

KHAK-FM in Cedar Rapids will begin a new decade of raising funds for patients and families at University of Iowa Children's Hospital with its 11th annual 98.1 KHAK Radiothon, to be broadcast live from UI Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City Sept. 11 to 14.

The KHAK morning broadcast team of the Brain and Steele will host the program beginning at 6 a.m. Sept. 11 and concluding at 10 a.m. Sept. 14.

In 2006, generous KHAK-FM listeners donated more than $185,000 during the event. In the past 10 years, KHAK Radiothons have raised more than $1 million for UI Children's Hospital.

The Brain and Steele will share the stories of patients, families and UI Children's Hospital staff throughout the broadcast.

"Our staff is dedicated to spreading the word about University of Iowa Children's Hospital," said Bob James, KHAK program director. "Our listeners understand how important this hospital is to all of us, and their dedicated support is the key to the success of our efforts."

"We provide the most advanced, family-centered care possible to those we serve," said Michael Artman, M.D., physician-in-chief at UI Children's Hospital. "We recognize the support that we receive from KHAK over the past decade as a very important element in providing the best care available to children."

Local schools, businesses and individuals will make donations 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 see http://www.uihealthcare.com/cmn.

For more information about how to support the Children's Miracle Network cause, contact Michelle Altmaier at 3l9-335-9003. You can also make a pledge online at http://www.givetoiowa.org/khak.

UI Children's Hospital serves children and their families at its main campus in Iowa City and satellite clinics in communities throughout the region. A 180-bed "hospital within a hospital," UI Children's Hospital benefits from the sophisticated services and comprehensive resources of University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Child magazine ranks UI Children's Hospital among the top 20 children's hospitals in the nation.

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.

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, UI Health Care, 319-356-3945, thomas-moore@uiowa.edu.