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Release:Aug. 27, 2002

Y105 to broadcast first annual radiothon to support Children's Miracle Network

Radio personalities Chris and Rachel of Y105 FM will host their first radiothon to support the Children's Miracle Network Sept. 3-7 at Kennedy Mall in Dubuque.

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 the tri-state area.

"We recently visited the Children's Hospital of Iowa," Chris said. "We are eager to do what we can to support the tremendously important work that goes on there every day."

"You can't meet the kids and their families and not be moved by their courage and spirit in the face of all of the challenges that confront them," added co-host Rachel.

The radiothon will air from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 3-6. The program will run from 6 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 7. Chris and Rachel 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.

Children's Miracle Network is an international nonprofit 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 alone.

If you have questions regarding making a 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.

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