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University of Iowa News Release


Dec. 5, 2007

'Breakfast with Santa' event to support UI Children's Hospital

Proceeds from a special event this Sunday will benefit patients and their families receiving care at University of Iowa Children's Hospital in Iowa City.

Children and their families can dine with their favorite Jolly Old Elf from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, during the "Breakfast with Santa" event at the Coralville Marriott Hotel and Convention Center. Hosts include Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and a special Santa's helper who also moonlights as Miss Iowa, Diana Reed.

Participating families can enjoy breakfast, have their pictures taken with Santa and win prizes during special raffles. Parents can make reservations by calling 319-688-4027 or sending an e-mail to

Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12. Children age 5 and younger can participate free of charge. All proceeds from this event will be donated to UI Children's Hospital through Children's Miracle Network.

University of Iowa 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 is the coalition of premier children's hospitals which provide state-of-the-art care, life-saving research and preventive education for children 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, treating 17 million children for every disease and injury imaginable.

Children's Miracle Network has a membership of 170 children's hospitals nationwide. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, 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, please contact Michelle Altmaier or Lisa Baum at 319-335-8447.

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 CONTACTS: Ashly Brown, Children's Miracle Network, 319-384-2879,; Tom Moore, Joint Office for Marketing and Communications, 319-356-3945,