CMN Miracle Treat Day - August 7th, 2008

BLIZZARDS® TO HIT the Permian Basin IN AUGUST FOR A GOOD CAUSE

  Proceeds from DQ® Blizzards sold during the 3rd Annual Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day on August 7 Benefit Children's Miracle Network

WHAT:      Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day  - When is a summer blizzard a good forecast for Odessa?  On Thursday, August 7, 2008, the blizzard is not about the weather.  It's all about helping kids in need, as the Permian Basin's Dairy Queens® host the 3rd Annual "Miracle Treat Day" to benefit Children's Miracle Network.  During Miracle Treat Day, participating Dairy Queens throughout North America will donate proceeds from every Blizzard® sold to Children's Miracle Network, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children's hospitals.  All funds raised stay in the local community.

WHO:         Local Dairy Queen locations, Children's Miracle Network, the caring community , John Ross Espino Children's Miracle Network Texas Champion will make an appearance at the Grandview DQ in Odessa from 4pm to 6pm.

WHEN:      Thursday August 7, 2008

WHERE:    Area Dairy Queen locations-Odessa, Andrews, Big Lake, Big Spring, Coahoma, Crane, Kermit and Pecos

WHY:         All proceeds from ALL Blizzard sales will be donated to Children's Miracle Network!  Last year the stores in the Odessa market were first in Texas! They raised $14,000 that stayed right here in the Permian Basin to help sick and injured children.

Medical Center Hospital is proud to be one of 170 member hospitals throughout North America affiliated with the Children's Miracle Network (CMN).  Founded in 1983, CMN is a national fund-raising organization that helps affiliated hospitals generates funds and awareness to benefit children.  One hundred percent of the donations received locally stay local to purchase medical equipment, educate staff and promote awareness of programs that benefit the children of the Permian Basin.   In 1987, Medical Center Hospital became the designated CMN facility for this area.  Since that time, more than $4 million dollars has been raised locally to help children in the Pediatric Unit, as well as newborns in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.