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Balloon Campaign Raises Funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®

June 01, 2017

Cool down this summer with a sweet treat at Dairy Queen® while helping local children. June 1-27, customers are encouraged to purchase Miracle Balloons to benefit Freeman Health System, the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Each paper balloon has coupons attached to save money on a future visit. Participating locations include Joplin Northpark Mall, Joplin, Mo.; Joplin Petro, Joplin, Mo.; Galena, Kan.; Iola, Kan.; Fort Scott, Kan.; Lamar, Mo.; Nevada, Mo.; and Seneca, Mo.

Since 1984, Dairy Queen has partnered with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to provide life-saving treatments to children across the United States and Canada. To date, more than $115 million has been raised through donations from DQ® franchisees, customers and the corporate office.

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals provides assistance to children from birth to 21 years of age in a 14-county area in Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma. All money raised stays local, helping children with medical needs and their families. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals helps furnish and maintain Freeman Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, provides funding for local community organizations pediatric needs and provides pediatric emergency equipment for area agencies.

About Freeman Health System
Locally owned, not-for-profit and nationally recognized, Freeman Health System includes Freeman Hospital West, Freeman Hospital East, Freeman Neosho Hospital and Ozark Center – the area’s largest provider of behavioral health services – as well as two urgent care clinics, dozens of physician clinics and a variety of specialty services. In 2017, Freeman earned dozens of individual awards for medical excellence and patient safety from CareChex®, a quality rating system that helps consumers evaluate healthcare providers. U.S. News & World Report ranked Freeman one of the top Hospitals in Southwest Missouri more than five years in a row, and the Leapfrog Group awarded Freeman the highest grade possible in the Spring 2017 Hospital Patient Safety Score. With more than 300 physicians on staff representing more than 60 specialties, Freeman provides cancer care, heart and vascular care, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopaedics, children’s services and women’s services. Additionally, Freeman is the only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in a 70-mile radius. For more information, visit, or follow Freeman at Follow Freeman President and Chief Executive Officer Paula Baker at