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University of Iowa Media Advisory

March 6, 2006

UI Carver College of Medicine To Hold DVIP Fundraiser March 8

WHAT: The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine's fourth annual "Press Out Domestic Violence" event to support the Johnson County Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP).

WHEN: 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, March 8

WHERE: Medical Education and Research Facility (MERF) atrium

UI medical students, faculty and staff will compete in a variety of weightlifting events to raise funds and awareness for youth services and programming at DVIP.

Last year's competition involved more than 300 medical students, medical residents, faculty and staff and raised $3,300 to fund programs and buy supplies for the children who live at the DVIP shelter.

The event is sponsored by the McCowen Community of medical students and the UI Carver College of Medicine. A number of local businesses also have provided their time and services and have donated prizes to be raffled at the event.

For more information, contact Helen Damon-Moore at

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5139 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178

MEDIA CONTACT: David Pedersen, 319-335-8032,; Writer: Andrea Schreiber