September 15, 2004

Contact: Jennifer Riordan 272-0261 office or 220-3017 cell; Denise Placencia 277-5685

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Dairy Queen will be collecting change on Tuesday, September 21, to benefit the University of New Mexico Children's Hospital's Children's Miracle Network, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children by raising funds and awareness for 170 hospitals for children throughout North America. 

Throughout the day, Dairy Queen stores will be giving their customers a free 5-ounce ice cream cone. Individuals receiving a free cone are encouraged to donate change to their local Dairy Queen to support UNM Children's Hospital and Children's Miracle Network.

The following are just some of the locations that will be participating:

  • 4104 Louisiana NE
  • 6100 Coors Blvd NW, Suite G2B
  • 5900 Eubank Blvd NE, Suite E-6
  • 5500 Kathryn Avenue SE
  • 7620 Lomas NE

Representatives from UNM Hospitals and other community members will be onsite to help collect change for UNM Children's Hospital and the Children's Miracle Network.

UNM Children's Hospital serves more than 57,000 New Mexico children every year. The hospital offers the most comprehensive care for children, available in New Mexico, and has the highest level of intensive care for children suffering from an illness or injury. Pediatric physicians specialize in many areas, including pediatric surgery, neonatology, oncology, cardiology, pulmonary and much more.