CONTACT: TOM MOORE
Joint Office for Planning, Marketing and Communications
8788 John Pappajohn Pavilion
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: July 30, 2002
B100 To Broadcast 2nd Annual Radiothon to Support CMN
Julia Bradley and Jeff James of B100 99.7 FM will host their second radiothon
to support the Children's Miracle Network Aug. 13-17 at North Park Mall in
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.
"We are so proud of our listeners," Bradley said. "They really
came through last year when we asked them to support the children who are
treated at the Children's Hospital of Iowa, and I know they will be even more
supportive this year."
"The radiothon is an incredible experience for us as well. The stories
that the children and their families share with us are always very moving,"
said co-host James.
The event kicks off at 5:30 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 13, and concludes at noon
Saturday, Aug. 17. 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.
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 for more information about
how you can help the Children's Miracle Network cause, contact Michelle Altmaier
at (319) 335-8484.