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University of Iowa News Release

Sept. 12, 2005

Y105 Radiothon Raises $79,000 For Children's Miracle Network

The Y105 FM morning team of Chris and Rachel raised more than $79,000 during the station's fourth annual Y105 Radiothon for Kids at Children's Hospital of Iowa during their broadcast from the Kennedy Mall in Dubuque last week.

Chris and Rachel shared the stories of patients, families and Children's Hospital of Iowa staff from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily from Aug. 30 through Sept. 2. The 2004 Y105 Radiothon raised more than $75,000 to help make a difference in the hospital experience of children from across the region.

"I am very proud of the efforts of our staff to support children and their families at Children's Hospital of Iowa," said Scott Lindahl, Y105 station manager. "I am also very grateful to our listeners for their continued commitment to Children's Hospital of Iowa."

The Foresters organization underwrote the Y105 radiothon. The group's assistance helps with program costs, permitting 100 percent of the proceeds of the event to go directly to Children's Hospital of Iowa.

"The generosity of so many families in the Dubuque area speaks volumes about the high esteem they have for our hospital," said Michael Artman, M.D., University of Iowa professor and head of pediatrics and physician-in-chief at Children's Hospital of Iowa. "We are honored to be able to serve them, and we look forward to continuing to provide them the most advanced, family-centered care available."

Local schools, businesses and individuals made check presentations during the four-day event. Radiothon proceeds help create new programs for children and support ongoing research, enhancements to patient stays through services such as pain management and patient education. For more information about Children's Miracle Network, check out

For more information about how you can support the Children's Miracle Network cause, contact Michelle Altmaier at 319-335-9003. You can still make a pledge online at

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 $2.6 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.

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,