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University of Iowa Media Advisory

July 29, 2003

Physicians To Shave Heads To Benefit Pediatric Cancer Patients

WHAT: "Balding for Cancer" head shaving event

WHY: Proceeds from pledged donations will benefit the Children's Miracle Network and patients and families of Children's Hospital of Iowa at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

WHO: Pediatric cancer patients, who may experience hair loss as a side effect of their treatment, will "turn the tables" when they shave the heads of resident physicians

HOW: Physicians have gathered pledges in returns for agreeing to have their heads shaved by pediatric cancer patients

WHEN: Thursday, July 31, at 7 p.m.

WHERE: Atrium Dining Area, 7th Level, Roy Carver Pavilion (use Elevator F)

CONTACT: Tom Moore, 319-356-3945,

University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the UI 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

STORY SOURCE: Joint Office for Planning, Marketing and Communications, University of Iowa Health Care, 200 Hawkins Drive, Room 8798 JPP, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1009.

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Moore, 319-356-3945,