CONTACT: TOM MOORE
Joint Office for Planning, Marketing and Communications
8788 John Pappajohn Pavilion
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: Aug, 15, 2002
B100 radiothon to support Children's Miracle Network is under way
The B100 99.7 FM radiothon to support the Children's Miracle Network will
continue until noon Saturday, Aug. 17 at NorthPark Mall in Davenport.
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. 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. Last year B100 99.7 FM raised
$45,100 during the 100-hour event.
B100 99.7 personalities Julia Bradley and Jeff James are again serving as
co-hosts for the radiothon.
"We are off to a great start," Bradley said. "Our listeners
have big hearts, and this is a cause that they can really feel good about
"The radiothon actually goes by very quickly. Hearing the stories of
these special kids and their families is really a very rewarding experience
for us," added co-host James.
The event kicked off at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13 and will conclude at
noon on Saturday. Bradley and James are sharing 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.
Children's Miracle Network is an international non-profit organization dedicated
to helping children by raising funds and awareness for 170 children's hospitals
throughout North America. Children's Miracle Network partners with 135 radio
stations and 200 television stations to help support critically ill and injured
children. Since it inception in 1983, Children's Miracle Network has raised
more than $2 billion for children's hospitals, including $229 million in 2001
If you have questions regarding your pledge, or you would like more information
about how you can help the Children's Miracle Network cause, contact Michelle
Altmaier at (319) 335-8484.
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between
the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and
UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research
programs and services they provide. Visit UI Health Care online at www.uihealthcare.com.