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University of Iowa News Release

Sept. 9, 2004

Y105-FM To Broadcast Children's Miracle Network Radiothon

Radio personalities Chris Farber and Rachel Redford of Y105-FM will host their third annual 105-hour radiothon to support the Children's Miracle Network Sept. 14-17 at Kennedy Mall in Dubuque.

Proceeds from the event will benefit patients of Children's Hospital of Iowa at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City and its outreach clinics across the state. Donations to the radiothon remain in the local region to benefit critically ill and injured children. More than 130,000 children receive care at the Children's Hospital of Iowa each year, including thousands from the tri-state area.

"This event is something that we truly look forward to every year," Farber said. "We can't say enough about the experience of meeting these special kids and their families."

"I know that our listeners will hear some great, very moving stories, and we are counting on them once again to help make a real difference in the lives of these children and families," added co-host Redford.

The radiothon will air from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 14-17. Farber and Redford will share 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 non-profit organization dedicated to helping children by raising funds and awareness for 170 children's hospitals throughout North America. Each year this network of premier facilities treat more than 14 million children suffering with all types of afflictions.

Children's Miracle Network partners with 135 radio stations and 200 television stations to help support critically ill and injured children. Since it inception in 1983, Children's Miracle Network has raised more than $2 billion for children's hospitals.

If you have questions regarding making a pledge, or you would like more information about how you can help the Children's Miracle Network cause, contact Michelle Altmaier at 319-335-8484. You can also make a pledge 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,