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Dairy Queen Holds Miracle Treat Day to Raise Funds for Renown Children's Hospital

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Thursday is Miracle Treat Day where you will have the opportunity to treat yourself and help sick kids in our community.

All money raised from Blizzard treats purchased at Dairy Queen will stay in the northern Nevada community to help children like Tennyson Hunter, who has spent quite a bit of time at Renown Children's Hospital. 

Tennyson's mom explains, "Evans Syndrome is a disease where his own body destroys his blood cells." So the 10-year-old gets IV treatments twice a month at Renown Children's Hospital.

Dairy Queen Restaurants are teaming up with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, of which Renown is a part.  One dollar from every Blizzard treat sold in northern Nevada will go to Renown to help pay for more life-saving, state-of-the-art equipment, programs and services.

"In the past, we've been able to purchase med fusion pumps. These allow us to give little, small volumes of infusions and medications to the kids of smaller sizes here at the hospital," said Cristin Peterson, from Renown Children's Hospital.

Nationally, Dairy Queen has raised more than $125 million for CMNH. The local Dairy Queens raised more than $178,000 for Renown Children’s Hospital since 1988 with more than $18,000 raised during last year’s Miracle Treat Day.

The participating DQ restaurants in the region include:

  •     1501 Prater Way, Sparks
  •     10390 North McCarran Blvd., Reno
  •     3198 US Hwy 50 E, Carson City
  •     1750 US Hwy 395, Minden
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