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Nov. 6, 2007

Runway to Healing event to support UI Children's Hospital

Proceeds from a special event to be held in Davenport Friday, Nov. 9, will benefit patients and their families receiving care at University of Iowa Children's Hospital in Iowa City.

Valley Bank will host "Runway to Healing" beginning at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Golden Leaf Banquet and Convention Center located at 2902 E. Kimberly Rd. in Davenport. "Runway to Healing" will include a luncheon, fashion show and raffle that benefit UI Children's Hospital through Children's Miracle Network.

Jamie Moen of Davenport will share the story of her son, Chance, at the event. Chance received treatment for cancer at UI Children's Hospital beginning in 2005.

Tickets are $30 and are available at all Quad Cities area Valley Bank locations. All proceeds will be donated to UI Children's Hospital through Children's Miracle Network at their annual radiothon Nov. 15-16 in Iowa City.

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, treating 17 million children for every disease and injury imaginable.

Clothing for the show will be provided by Charm Boutique, Four Seasons and Rhomberg Furriers. Hair and makeup will be provided by William Wesley Grand Salon and Spa. Paula Sands from KWQC-TV6 and Bill Wesley from William Wesley Grand Salon and spa will emcee the fashion show. Ron Evans and Pat Leuck from Mix 96 will emcee the raffle.

Valley Bank, one of the nation's fastest growing banks, has its holding company headquartered in Davenport. With $800 million in assets, the company serves customers in Iowa, Illinois, Arizona and Florida. For more information on "Runway to Healing" and Valley Bank, 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 180-bed "hospital within a hospital," UI Children's Hospital benefits from the sophisticated services and comprehensive resources of University of Iowa 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.

STORY SOURCE: Joint Office for Marketing and Communications (JOMC), University of Iowa Health Care, 200 Hawkins Drive, Room E110 GH, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1009

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Moore, 319-356-3945,