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University of Iowa News Release

Nov. 19, 2003

UI Dance Marathon To Host Winter Event For Sponsored Families

The University of Iowa Dance Marathon will host a winter event for Dance Marathon leaders and members of all Dance Marathon sponsored families on Sunday, Nov. 23 in Iowa City.

Sponsored families are invited to four seasonal events sponsored by UI Dance Marathon throughout the year. The winter event will include a trip to the Iowa Children's Museum for young children, a movie at Coral Ridge 10 Theaters for older children, catered lunch and an Iowa Hawkeye men's basketball game.

"Our autumn event was a great success and the entire Dance Marathon family is excited to come together for a winter celebration," said Holly Hanson, UI junior and Dance Marathon family programming director. "The Children's Museum offers so many interactive things to do, and families always really enjoy the basketball game."

Seasonal events such as the winter event bring sponsored families together with UI Dance Marathon participants, presenting a unique opportunity for getting to know each other and lending support for families outside the hospital setting.

UI Dance Marathon creates special projects to provide emotional and financial support to families treated by the Children's Hospital of Iowa at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, with an emphasis on the Division of Hematology/Oncology.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Service, 300 Plaza Centre One, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACT(S): Tom Snee, 319-384-0010, Tiffany Bronk, 319-331-6321,; Holly Hanson, 319-353-2094,