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Aug. 13, 2007

Y105-FM Radiothon Raises More Than $88,000 For UI Children's Hospital

The Y105-FM morning team of Chris Farber and Aaron Michaels' broadcast of the station's sixth annual Y105 Radiothon for Kids at University of Iowa Children's Hospital raised $88,474.12 during the event that aired live Aug. 8-10 from the Kennedy Mall in Dubuque.

Farber and Michaels shared 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. Over the previous five years, Y105 and Cumulus Broadcasting in Dubuque radiothons have raised more than $323,000 to help make a difference in the hospital experience of children from across the region.

"Our staff is dedicated to spreading the word about the importance of University of Iowa Children's Hospital," said Heather Davis, Y105 market manager. "Our listeners understand how important the hospital is to our region, and they give from the heart to make a difference in the lives of our kids."

"Our mission is to provide the most advanced, family-centered care possible," said Michael Artman, M.D., physician-in-chief at UI Children's Hospital. "We deeply appreciate the support that we receive for that cause from Y105 and its listeners."

Local schools, businesses and individuals made 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, visit

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

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,