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May 31, 2007

June 9: U-M football to host Carr's Wash for Kids to benefit new C.S. Mott Children’s, Women’s hospitals

Coach Carr, Wolverine football program to kick-off car wash event with 12-hour radio-a-thon on June 7 Ann Arbor Radio’s four stations

ANN ARBOR, MI – On Saturday, June 9, University of Michigan Head Football Coach Lloyd Carr and the Wolverine football program will be out in front of Michigan Stadium armed with buckets of suds and hoses to wash cars to benefit the Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Unit in the new U-M C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Women’s Hospital.

Carr's Wash 4 KidsThe fourth annual Carr’s Wash for Kids community car wash event – presented by Michigan International Speedway (MIS) and AAA of Michigan – will be held from 12:30 to 2 p.m.

To kick-off this year’s event, Coach Carr and the Wolverines plan to take Ann Arbor Radio’s four stations – Sports Talk 1050 WTKA (1050 AM), W4 Country (102.9 FM), 107one (107.1 FM), and WLBY Air America (1290 AM) – from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 7 to raise funds for the children’s hospital and women’s hospital. Listeners that day can pledge by calling 800-559-2657, or going to to make a donation. A live stream of the radio-a-thon broadcast will be available online at, or Sports Talk 1050 WTKA, 102.9 W4 Country and ann arbor’s 107one also plan to broadcast live from the Carr’s Wash for Kids event.

Carr’s Wash for Kids has played a major role in the success of the new children’s and women’s hospitals’ fund-raising campaign. In its first three years, the event raised more than $350,000.

The pace car for MIS and the AAA NASCAR will lead the charge through the community car wash. Donations of any amount will be accepted, with all proceeds benefiting the children’s and women’s hospitals. Donations of $25 will include a car wash and 2007 Carr's Wash for Kids T-shirt.

Those planning to attend the event should enter the stadium at Gate 9 and drive to the car wash along the east concourse.

To learn more about MIS and its upcoming events, visit or call 1-800-354-1010. MIS is a wholly owned subsidiary of International Speedway Corporation, a leading promoter of motor sports activities in the United States, currently promoting more than 100 events at 12 major motor sports facilities annually.

More information about AAA of Michigan is available online at

About the new U-M C.S. Mott Children's Hospital & Women's Hospital
The U-M Health System broke ground in October 2006 for the new $523 million C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Women’s Hospital facility.

With 1.1 million square feet, the facility will provide a new and larger home for specialty services not offered anywhere else in Michigan for newborns, children and pregnant women, such as the pediatric liver transplant program, the Level I Pediatric Trauma Program, the Pediatric and Adolescent Home Ventilator Program, the Craniofacial Anomalies Program, high-risk pregnancy services and specialty gynecological services. 

Plans for the new children’s and women’s facility include16 pediatric operating rooms, four pediatric surgical procedure rooms, four Caesarean section suites, 20 rooms for antepartum or postpartum care, and 264 private inpatient beds upon opening with capacity for an additional 84 beds in the future.

To date, the U-M Health System has raised more than $50 million of the $75 million goal for its children’s and women’s fund-raising campaign, part of the University-wide $2.5 billion The Michigan Difference campaign.

To learn more about the children’s and women’s fund-raising campaign and building project, visit

Written by Krista Hopson


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