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Blizzard of Sales Breaks Record for Miracle Event

Cylie Pastian, Miracle Child and cancer survivor delivers a DQ Blizzard to a customer at the DeSmet DQ. Cylie was an honorary employee for Miracle Treat Day

Nathan Osmond and Ethan Kringen, cancer survivor from Dell Rapids

Nathan Osmond joined the CMN team and visited Jeff Hilgenberg, owner of three Sioux Falls locations

DeLon Mork, DQ of Madison and Miracle Child Olivia Hanson of Watertown celebrate the success of Miracle Treat Day

(Sioux Falls, SD) – A Blizzard of support poured in for Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) at Sanford Children’s Hospital last week for the 4th annual Miracle Treat Day. On Thursday, August 13th, Participating Dairy Queen and DQ Grill and Chill locations donated proceeds from Blizzard sales to CMN.

It was a record breaking year, once again. Across the region, 47,523 Blizzards were sold, raising over $115,000 for CMN. And, for the 4th year in a row, DeLon Mork, owner in Madison, SD, sold more Blizzards than any other store across North America. This year, his location sold 18,017 Blizzards

“DeLon’s team worked tirelessly to make this event the biggest ever. The staff put in countless hours of overtime preparing the thousands of Blizzards that were pre-sold and then picked up on Miracle Treat Day. For several days before the event, his team was still making Blizzards well into the morning hours.” says Amy Sumner, CMN director at Sanford Children’s Hospital. “DeLon’s driving force is his passion for helping sick and injured children and their families. Keeping the mission front of mind is what makes this event a success. Each and every employee understands why they work so hard on this event: Miracle Treat Day is for the kids.”

2nd generation Osmond, Nathan Osmond, was in South Dakota to help with the event. He visited with several store owners and their customers and performed a special concert in Madison the night of the event.

About Children’s Miracle Network:
Children's Miracle Network – the alliance of premier hospitals for children – is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children's hospitals across North America. Each year the 170 Children's Miracle Network hospitals provide the finest medical care, life-saving research and preventative education to help millions of kids overcome diseases and injuries of every kind. For more information, visit

About Sanford Children’s Hospital
A part of the Sanford Health system, Sanford Children’s Hospital provides the highest level of pediatric care in its region. Located in Sioux Falls, SD, the 146-bed Sanford Children’s Hospital includes 76 general pediatric beds, as well as 58 neonatal intensive care beds and 12 pediatric intensive care beds, all in private family suites. With more than 200 pediatric and family medicine physicians and more than 350 pediatric-trained staff, Sanford Children’s provides inpatient, outpatient and clinic services for pediatric patients and their families in a family-centered environment designed to meet the unique healing needs of children. A leader in children’s healthcare for nearly a century, Sanford Children’s will continue to revolutionize healthcare with this facility, as it will serve as a home base for several new pediatric clinics to be built around the world in the next ten years. For more information, visit