CONTACT: TOM MOORE
Joint Office for Planning, Marketing and Communications
8788 John Pappajohn Pavilion
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: Jan. 25, 2002
NOTE TO EDITORS: Because
the new unit is currently under construction, the dedication ceremony will
be held in the Clasen Board Room on the first level of the John Colloton Pavilion.
Tours of the new unit location will be conducted following the event. For
assistance in covering the dedication and subsequent tours, please contact
Tom Moore at (319) 356-3945.
DANCE MARATHON TO DEDICATE NEW PEDIATRIC
Representatives of the University of Iowa Dance Marathon
and the Children's Hospital of Iowa will dedicate the new Pediatric Blood
and Marrow Transplant Unit at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at UI Hospitals and
UI Dance Marathon organizers made major financial contributions
to the project. The unit will be named the UI Dance Marathon Pediatric Blood
and Marrow Transplant Unit. The unit treats children diagnosed with diseases
such as leukemia and other cancers, and immune system and blood disorders.
The 2002 UI Dance Marathon will be Feb. 1-2 in the Main
Ballroom of the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus. Approximately 800 dancers
raised more than $504,000 during the 2001 UI Dance Marathon.
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership
between the UI College of Medicine and the 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.