CONTACT: TOM MOORE
Joint Office for Planning, Marketing and Communications
8788 John Pappajohn Pavilion
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: Aug. 7, 2001
Radiothon for the Children's Miracle Network to begin Aug. 14
IOWA CITY, Iowa --Julia Bradley of the "B Breakfast Crew" and Jeff
James of "Mid-days" on B-100 99.7 FM will host a 100-hour radiothon
for the Children's Miracle Network beginning Tuesday, Aug. 14.
Proceeds of the event will benefit patients of the Children's Hospital of
Iowa at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City and its outreach
clinics across the state. One hundred percent of all donations to the radiothon
remain in the local region to benefit critically ill and injured children.
More than 100,000 children receive care at the Children's Hospital of Iowa
each year, including thousands from eastern Iowa and western Illinois.
"B-100 99.7 is proud to be a sponsor of the Children's Miracle Network,"
said Bradley, who added that she is looking forward to hosting the radiothon.
"We think that our partnership will be very successful in raising awareness
and financial support for children who are treated at the Children's Hospital
"The gifts from our listeners will make a huge difference to kids and
their families," said co-host James. "Whether it's something simple
like a Nintendo game to play when friends come to visit or enabling the hospital
to purchase state-of-the-art cardiology equipment to treat patients with heart
disorders, every donation helps children who need care today as well as those
who will be cared for in the future."
The radiothon will be broadcast live from Northpark Mall in Davenport. The
event kicks off at 5:30 a.m. Aug. 14 and will conclude at noon on Saturday,
Aug. 18. Bradley and James will share the stories of former and current patients
of the Children's Hospital of Iowa and the dedicated physicians, nurses and
other health care professionals who care for them. Donations will be accepted
at the broadcast location, and listeners may call toll free at (800) 456-2772
to make a pledge.