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Nov. 5, 2007

Mix 96 Radiothon to support UI Children's Hospital

Quad Cities radio station Mix 96 will broadcast the third annual Mix for Kids Radiothon live from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 15 and 16 at University of Iowa Children's Hospital in Iowa City.

Radiothon hosts Debbie McFadden, Pat Leuck, Polly Peterson and Ron Evans will share stories of the expert care at UI Children's Hospital. The proceeds will support 85,000 patients and their families who come to the hospital yearly from the station's listening area.

"We are very excited to be getting ready to come back to UI Children's Hospital," said Jim O'Hara, Mix 96 programming director. "It is a special place, and our staff is looking forward to what has quickly become one of our favorite events every year."

Proceeds from the event will benefit various programs that support specialized equipment purchases.

UI Children's Hospital serves children and their families at its main campus in Iowa City and satellite clinics in communities throughout the region. A 180-bed "hospital within a hospital," UI Children's Hospital benefits from the sophisticated services and comprehensive resources of UI Hospitals and Clinics. Child magazine ranks UI Children's Hospital among the top 20 children's hospitals in the nation.

Children's Miracle Network has a membership of 170 children's hospitals nationwide. 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 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.

For more information about Children's Miracle Network, contact Michelle Altmaier or Lisa Baum at 319-335-8447. Online donations may be made at http://www.mix96online.com.

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, UI Health Care, 319-356-3945, thomas-moore@uiowa.edu.