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University of Iowa Foundation News Release


April 6, 2011

Media Advisory: UI to dedicate renovated laboratories named for UI Dance Marathon

WHAT: Dedication of the Dance Marathon Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Research Laboratories in recognition of UI Dance Marathon's $1 million gift commitment to University of Iowa Children's Hospital.

In April 2010, UI Dance Marathon made a two-year pledge to give $750,000 for renovation of laboratory space for research into pediatric cancer and blood disorders, and $250,000 to create a special research fund for this purpose. (See news release at The laboratories now have been renovated and are ready to conduct research in a modernized, enhanced environment.

WHEN: Friday, April 8, 11 a.m.

WHERE: 3080 Medical Laboratories on the UI campus. (Media may park in the Newton Road Ramp and follow signs to the event.)

WHO: UI President Sally Mason and the leadership of UI Dance Marathon, UI Health Care, UI Children's Hospital and the UI Foundation

STORY SOURCE: The University of Iowa Foundation, Levitt Center for University Advancement, One West Park Road, Iowa City, Iowa 52242

MEDIA CONTACTS: Sheila Baldwin, assistant vice president, health sciences development, UI Foundation,, 319-467-3731, or Forrest Meyer, executive director-strategic communications, UI Foundation,, 319-467-3661