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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 of Iowa."

"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.