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#BrainFreezeChallenge on Free Cone Day

Kids are taking on the #Brain Freeze Challenge to raise money for Hurley Children’s Hospital.

Seven Dairy Queen restaurants are giving out free small ice cream cones to not only celebrate the first day of spring – but to celebrate the work Hurley Children’s Hospital does to keep children healthy.

Reporters are also getting the inside “scoop” on how DQ gets that curl on the top of every cone it serves.

Here is a look at some local children devouring their cones:

Here are some highlights on how Hurley Children’s Hospital helps children with donations like these.

  • The region’s only Pediatric Emergency Area: A special place just for children’s emergency needs allow us to be more equipped than ever to provide the highest level of specialized emergency and trauma care to seriously ill or injured children. Specifically designed with children in mind, our Children’s Hospital Emergency Department is the only pediatric emergency center in the region.
  • The region’s only Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU): Our highly-specialized PICU delivers the highest level of critical care to patients ranging in age from newborns to 20 years old who are critically ill or who will become critically ill or injured.
  • The region’s only Burn Unit: Our Burn Unit is the only facility in the region to provide burn care from injury to recovery for children. One of only six such units in the state, it serves a wide region across central and northern Michigan. Together with our Level 1 Trauma Center and PICU, our Burn Unit is staffed by physicians, nurses and other medical personnel specially trained in the unique medical and emotional needs of children.
  • Hemophilia Treatment Center: One of nine federally- and privately-funded centers in Michigan, our Eastern Michigan Center for Bleeding and Clotting Disorders provides complete medical management and home care services to children with bleeding and clotting disorders such as hemophilia, von Willebrand’s disease, platelet disorders, thrombosis and thrombophilia.
  • Children’s Miracle Network Hospital: Since 1990, Hurley has been designated a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital®, a system of 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada that is dedicated to providing the very best care for sick and injured children. Hurley Medical Center was invited to join this group of special hospitals in 1990 because we were recognized as providing the best pediatric-centered care in our region to every child who needs it, regardless of the family’s ability to pay.