Driscoll to observe #ChildrensHospitalsWeek

Mark Gamboa, Dairy Queen Field Marketing Director (from left), Noe Hernandez, Dairy Queen Director-Weslaco, LaHuan Guthrie, Driscoll Children’s Hospital Development Specialist, and Mary Avila, KGBT CBS4, are ready to celebrate Free Cone Day at Dairy Queen on Monday, March 20, at participating stores in South Texas. The day is a fundraiser for Driscoll Children’s Hospital, and is part of the first #ChildrensHospitalsWeek event nationwide.

To shine a light on the importance of children’s hospitals and how donations help children get the best care when they need it, Driscoll Children’s Hospital will be participating in the first #ChildrensHospitalsWeek, scheduled March 20-27. All of the money donated goes directly to benefit Driscoll Children’s Hospital.

The following activities encourage support for children’s hospitals March 20-27:  Donations can be made at driscollchildrens.org/donate or by calling 1-800-815-1504.

  • Participate in the “My Miracle Child” Band-Aid Selfie campaign on social media: Sport a Band-Aid and write on it the first name of a child who has benefited from Driscoll Children’s Hospital. Post on your Facebook page with #ChildrensHospitalsWeek and tag Driscoll Children’s Hospital.
  • Celebrate Free Cone Day at Dairy Queen on Monday, March 20: Fans can receive a free, small soft serve cone at participating locations in South Texas. Donations can be made at the Dairy Queen locations.
  • Tune in to a Facebook Live-athon hosted by Nick Cannon on Friday, March 24, at 9 a.m. (CST): The two-hour live event will feature appearances by Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields, NFL quarterback Steve Young, singer Alli Simpson and a “Champion” child from every state and Canada, similar to CMN Hospitals’ trademark telethons. Catch the action at facebook.com/CMNHospitals.

Driscoll Children’s Hospital is one of 170 member Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals) across North America participating in the weeklong initiative.

“We look forward to celebrating the miracles performed at Driscoll Children’s Hospital every day and wish to thank our longtime partner K99 for broadcasting #ChildrensHospitalsWeek throughout the week,” said Martha Avery, Vice President for Development, Driscoll Children’s Hospital. “And, of course we want to thank all the K99 listeners and many others who call or go online to make a donation.”

“By establishing #ChildrensHospitalsWeek in 2017, we’re taking the opportunity to honor not only our Champions and partners, but also the hundreds of children’s hospitals across the U.S. and Canada who impact the lives of millions of children annually,” said John Lauck, President and CEO of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “We’re reminded daily of the fact that contributions of all sizes add up to provide critical funding for pediatric medical equipment, services, research and charitable care, and that community donations are vital for local kids in need.”