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University of Iowa News Release

June 12, 2003

Y105 FM To Broadcast Children's Miracle Network Radiothon

Radio personalities Chris Farber and Rachel Redford of Y105 FM will host their second annual 105-hour radiothon to support the Children's Miracle Network June 24-28, 2003, at Kennedy Mall in Dubuque.

Proceeds from the event will benefit patients of Children's Hospital of Iowa at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City and its outreach clinics across the state. 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.

"Last year's radiothon was a very moving experience for us," Farber said. "We are looking forward to this year's broadcast."

"We are very proud of our listeners. They pledged more than $40,000 last year, and I know we can count on them again to help the children and their families who face some very serious challenges," added co-host Redford.

The radiothon will air from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on June 24-27. The program will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 28. Farber and Redford 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. Each year this network of premier facilities treat more than 14 million children suffering with all types of afflictions.

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. Locally, Children's Miracle Network has raised more than $16 million from individuals, corporations, businesses and civic groups in this region, and each dollar raised stays at Children's Hospital of Iowa.

If you have questions regarding making a pledge, or for more information about how you can help the Children's Miracle Network cause, contact Michelle Altmaier at 319-335-8484. You can also make a pledge online at

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

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

CONTACT(S): Tom Moore, 319-356-3945,