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University of Iowa News Release

Aug. 16, 2006

Rockin' River Celebration Will Benefit Children's Hospital of Iowa

Children's Hospital of Iowa and Outback Steakhouse have joined together to offer an evening of music, fun and food to benefit patients and families who receive care at Children's Hospital of Iowa within University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. The event will be held Saturday evening, Sept. 9, along the banks of the Iowa River.

The Rockin' on the River celebration will be the first public event for the campus in a newly designed space along the riverfront on The Terrace at the Iowa Memorial Union.

Singer-songwriter Gayla Drake, with Eric Douglas, will perform during the cocktail hour from 6 to 7 p.m. Outback Steakhouse will provide a steak buffet, and Bob Dorr and the Blue Band will set the ideal musical tone for dancing after dinner. Co-sponsors include Mediacom and Quality Care, the Nature Care Company. All proceeds benefit Children's Hospital of Iowa.

Additional information, ticket orders and sponsorship opportunities are available online at or by calling Lisa Baum at 319-335-8447. Tickets will be available through Aug. 31.

Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, Children's Miracle Network is an international non-profit 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. 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 140,000 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,

PROGRAM CONTACT: Lisa Baum, 319-335-8447,

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