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University of Iowa News Release

July 30, 2004

KHAK Radiothon Benefits Children's Hospital Of Iowa

The Brain and the Bear of KHAK-FM raised $134,456.94 to support Children's Miracle Network during their eighth annual radiothon that ended July 30 at 10 a.m. in the main lobby of University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

The marathon broadcast began on Tuesday, July 27. Proceeds of the 98-hour event will benefit patients of Children's Hospital of Iowa at UI Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City and its outreach clinics. Donations to the radiothon remain in the local region to benefit critically ill and injured children. More than 100,000 children receive care at Children's Hospital of Iowa each year.

"We are truly honored each year to be able to help so many wonderful kids," said The Bear.

"The listeners come through every time and for that we are eternally grateful," added The Brain.

The Brain and The Bear shared the stories of former and current patients of 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 nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children by raising funds and awareness for 170 children's hospitals throughout North America. Children's Miracle Network partners with 135 radio stations and 200 television stations to help support critically ill and injured children. Since its inception in 1983, Children's Miracle Network has raised more than $2.2 billion for children's hospitals.

If you have questions about making a pledge, or you would like more information about how you can help the Children's Miracle Network cause, contact Michelle Altmaier at 319-335-9003. You can also still make a donation online at

UI Hospitals and Clinics is the state's only academic medical center. 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,