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University of Iowa News Release

May 18, 2006

STAR 102.5 Radiothon Will Benefit Children's Miracle Network

STAR 102.5 of Des Moines will broadcast live from Children's Hospital of Iowa at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City during the station's 8th Annual Star 102.5 Radiothon May 24 to 26.

The special event will take place in the Atrium Lobby on the first level of the state's only comprehensive academic medical center. The STAR 102.5 broadcast team will share the stories of patients, parents and staff at Children's Hospital of Iowa.

"We are very pleased to be able to come to Iowa City and once again help our listeners learn more about the outstanding care that is provided at Children's Hospital of Iowa", said Bill Wells, STAR 102.5 vice president and general manager.

Ken Auge, STAR 102.5 morning host, will help lead the radiothon team. "I truly look forward to this very special event," Auge said. "We meet very inspiring families that always move us with their courage and strength."

Schools, businesses and individuals will make donations during the three-day event. Radiothon proceeds help create new programs for children, support ongoing research and enhance patient stays through services such as pain management and patient education. For more information about Children's Miracle Network, visit online at

"We are deeply grateful to STAR 102.5 for its support of our patients and families," added Michael Artman, M.D., physician-in-chief of Children's Hospital of Iowa. "We take care of the sickest children in the state and region, and the team at STAR 102.5 helps us provide the most advanced, family-centered care possible."

For more information about how you can support the Children's Miracle Network cause, contact Michelle Altmaier at 3l9-335-9003. You can also still make a pledge online at

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. 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 University of Iowa 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,