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Aug. 3, 2007

Y105 Radiothon To Benefit UI Children's Hospital

The Y105-FM morning team of Chris Farber and Aaron Michaels will broadcast live during the station's sixth annual Y105 Radiothon for Kids at University of Iowa Children's Hospital during their broadcast from the Kennedy Mall in Dubuque Aug. 8-10.

Farber and Michaels will share the stories of patients, families and UI Children's Hospital staff beginning at 6 a.m. Aug. 8 and concluding at 5 p.m. Aug. 10. Y105 and Cumulus Broadcasting in Dubuque radiothons over the past five years have raised more than $323,000 to help make a difference in the hospital experience of children from across the region.

"Our staff is once again looking forward to this event with great anticipation," said Heather Davis, Y105 market manager. "This opportunity to help some very deserving families is always one of the highlights of our broadcast year."

"The support we receive from fundraising efforts such as the Y105 Radiothon helps us to provide the most advanced, family-centered care possible," said Michael Artman, M.D., physician-in-chief at UI Children's Hospital. "We care for many children from the tri-state area around Dubuque, and the commitment of people in that region is remarkable."

Local schools, businesses and individuals will make donations during the 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, go online to

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

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 165-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.

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. Children's Miracle Network also includes 75 corporate sponsors, 200 television stations and more than 135 radio stations.

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,