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University of Iowa Media Advisory

June 27, 2003

Happy Hats Event Scheduled At Children's Hospital Of Iowa

WHAT: Representatives of Happy Hats for Kids, a national nonprofit organization based in California, will distribute red, white and blue felt stovepipe hats.

WHO: Patients and staff members of Children's Hospital of Iowa at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics will participate in the special event honoring our nation's birth.

WHEN: 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 2, 2003

WHERE: Beauty Salon, 4th level of General Hospital. Patients who cannot attend the event will receive the hats in their rooms on pediatric inpatient units.

Children's Hospital of Iowa at UI Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City is the state's longest-serving children's hospital. More than 100,000 children receive care at Children's Hospital of Iowa and its statewide network of outreach clinics each year.

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, University of Iowa Health Care, 200 Hawkins Drive, Room 8798 JPP, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1009.

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