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University of Iowa Media Advisory

May 7, 2004

Aiming For A Cure To Make Donation To Children's Hospital of Iowa

WHAT: Aiming for A Cure will present a check to the Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Unit. More than $30,000 was raised at the first-ever Aiming for a Cure event that paired celebrities with pheasant hunters.

WHEN: 5:30 p.m., Friday May 7

WHERE: Third Level of the John Colloton Pavilion, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA. Take Elevator G to the Third Level.

WHO: Steve Ries, father of bone marrow patient Ben Ries of Center Point, Iowa, and Aiming for a Cure volunteers will present the check to physicians and staff of Children's Hospital of Iowa.

WHY: Steve and Ben Ries came up with the idea to promote the hospital's bone marrow transplant program through an activity he and his son enjoyed: hunting with dogs.

For more information on this event, contact Michelle Altmaier, Children's Miracle Network, at 319-330-5969.

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 the Children's Hospital of Iowa and its statewide network of outreach clinics each year.

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,