The calendar might say it is summertime, but Thursday, July 30, will be a day for a Blizzard. Dairy Queen stores across the country will sponsor its annual Miracle Treat Day to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
Restaurants in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia will donate to Children’s Miracle Network $1 or more from every Blizzard sold. All money raised locally will stay in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia to improve children’s lives.
Wellmont Health System has served as the region’s Children’s Miracle Network affiliate for more than 25 years. All money raised in this area is used by Wellmont to purchase state-of-the-art equipment for its pediatric departments, neonatal intensive care unit and emergency departments and to fund community partnerships that advance children’s health.
Children’s Miracle Network played an important role in the success of the recent fundraising campaign to relocate and expand the NICU at Holston Valley. Construction on that project is scheduled to begin soon.
“We appreciate the annual support we receive from Dairy Queen, which has an impressive record of philanthropy toward Children’s Miracle Network,” said Todd Norris, Wellmont’s senior vice president for system advancement and president of Wellmont Foundation. “Through our partnership with Dairy Queen and other national and local sponsors, we meaningfully impact the health of children and, in many instances, deliver lifesaving care.”
Children’s Miracle Network donations are raised throughout the year at multiple annual events in the region. In addition to Miracle Treat Day, IHOP’s National Pancake Day and the nonstop efforts by Walmart associates are some of the annual methods that have bolstered children’s care.
For more information about Miracle Treat Day, please visit http://www.miracletreatday.com <http://www.miracletreatday.com/>. Pledges to Children’s Miracle Network can be made at any time by visiting http://www.wellmontfoundation.org <http://www.wellmontfoundation.org/>.
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