Medday Thursday: Dairy Queen Blizzards for CMN

The heat isn’t stopping Blizzards from coming our way! One of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ tastiest fundraisers is coming up! KOAM’s Michael Hayslip sits down with Dairy Queen Franchise owner Evan Juline and Freeman’s Kennedy Thomas to find out more.

Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day is Thursday, July 25! Purchase a Blizzard treat from participating locations on that day and a portion of the proceeds from each sale will be donated to our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is adding to the fun this year at the 32nd Street location. During this year’s Miracle Treat Day from 5:00pm to 9:00pm the Dairy Queen will host a car show, along with bounce houses for the kids. There is no entry fee, but donations will be taken throughout the night. Pre-registration forms are available at the 32nd Street Dairy Queen location or at Freeman Development Office at 931 E. 32nd, Suite 3. You can also register the day of from 4:00pm to 5:30pm. Cars of all models are welcome. There will also be a 50/50 raffle.

Dairy Queen is currently selling paper Miracle Balloons. Those balloons come with coupons good for discounts on grill burgers or Blizzards on your next visit. All the donated funds stay local to help sick and injured children. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals helps furnish and maintain Freeman Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. In 2011, the Freeman NICU underwent a $1.3 million expansion and renovation, thanks to a donation from Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. This expansion grew the number of Freeman’s NICU ​​​​​​ beds from 14 to 24. The new space includes a “rooming out” space for parents to use the night before taking their baby home. It also features new monitors and incubator/warmers to eliminate the need to move infants between devices. Funds also support Freeman’s Angel Eye system, which enables parents to keep an eye on their baby during his or her stay in NICU.

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