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University of Iowa News Release

Dec. 9, 2004

Augustana College Students' Dance Marathon Raises $2,782

The Dance Marathon for students at Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill. last Saturday, Dec. 4 achieved outstanding success by raising almost $2,800 to support Children's Miracle Network and patients of Children's Hospital of Iowa at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

About 115 dancers brought in $2,782 during the event in the Pepsico Recreation Center on campus. Quad City area families treated at Children's Hospital of Iowa danced with the students to help raise money for Children's Miracle Network.

Dance Marathon is the nation's largest student-run philanthropy. Dance Marathon events that benefit Children's Miracle Network and Children's Hospital of Iowa are also held annually at the UI and Iowa State University.

Children's Miracle Network is the nation's largest charitable organization. Funds raised in an area stay in that same area to benefit the local children's hospital. Donations are used to enhance the quality of patients' hospital stays, support research and purchase the sophisticated pediatric health care equipment necessary to care for critically ill and injured children.

Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, Children's Miracle Network is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to generating funds and awareness programs to benefit children treated at 170 children's hospitals throughout the United States and Canada. To date, Children's Miracle Network has raised more than $2 billion for children's hospitals. The network also includes 75 corporate sponsors, 200 television stations and more than 135 radio stations.

Children's Hospital of Iowa at UI Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City is the state's longest-serving children's hospital. More than 130,000 children receive care at the Children's Hospital of Iowa and its statewide network of outreach clinics each year.

If you would like more information about how you can help the Children's Miracle Network cause, contact Lisa Baum at 319-335-8447, Michelle Altmaier at 319-335-9003, or Lacy Carroll at 319-384-4135. You can also learn more about Children's Miracle Network and Children's Hospital of Iowa online at

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 Marketing and Communications, University of Iowa Health Care, 200 Hawkins Drive, Room E110 GH, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1009

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