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Aug. 17, 2005

Kirk Ferentz To Speak At Children's Miracle Network Luncheon

University of Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz will headline the 2005 Children's Miracle Network Ferentz Luncheon, beginning at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31 at the University Athletic Club at 1360 Melrose Ave. in Iowa City.

Ferentz will preview the upcoming Hawkeye football season, update the audience on the Kinnick Stadium renovations and introduce featured speaker Lindsay Holzhammer. Holzhammer, 16, of Iowa City, received specialized health care at Children's Hospital of Iowa at UI Hospitals and Clinics. Lindsay has a lifelong connection to the UI through her grandfather, the Rev. Bob Holzhammer, a former longtime public address announcer for the Hawkeye football and men's basketball teams.

Luncheon sponsors include West Bank, the Gazette, Security Abstract, Pearson Educational Measurement and South Slope Communications Cooperative.

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. Children's Miracle Network's hallmark is that locally generated donations stay in the local area to benefit patients at the local children's hospital. To date, Children's Miracle Network has raised more than $2.6 billion for children's hospitals. Children's Miracle Network also includes 75 corporate sponsors, 200 television stations and more than 135 radio stations.

Children's Hospital of Iowa at UI 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.

For more information about the 2005 luncheon or how you can support the Children's Miracle Network cause, contact Lisa Baum at 319-335-8484.

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,