Triangle Dairy Queen of Cary Hosts Fundraiser for The Children’s Organ Transplant Association

Cary Dairy Queen Hosts Children’s Organ Transplant Association Event in Honor of Lucas Santos

Raleigh, NC, July 31, 2013 --( Triangle Dairy Queen (, the area’s premier provider of delectable treats and foods, has announced that DQ Grill and Chill in Cary partnered with The Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) to host a fundraising event in honor of local teenager, Lucas Santos. Now 19, Santos was diagnosed at age 13 with congenital heart disease, which required him to receive a heart transplant in order to survive. The COTA fundraiser, which was held on June 30, was a tremendous success and raised funds to help the families of future transplant patients pay for the cost of surgery.

COTA is a national nonprofit organization that aims to assist children and young adults who require a life-saving organ, bone marrow, cord blood or stem cell transplant by raising funds to pay transplant-related expenses. For more information about COTA and Lucas Santos visit,

“It was an honor to be a part of such an incredible and worthwhile cause,” said Andrew Valkanoff, owner and operator of Mad Treats, Inc. “We are very pleased that so many residents from Cary and the surrounding community joined us in helping make this fundraising effort a success. We are so thankful to have been able to contribute in some small way to COTA’s mission.”

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Triangle Dairy Queen, owned and operated by Mad Treats, Inc., has provided local diners with delicious, satisfying treats and foods since 2005. Led by Andrew Valkanoff, owner and operator of Mad Treats, Inc., Triangle Dairy Queen includes locations in Cary, Morrisville and Raleigh. Home of the classic Blizzard treat, Dairy Queen also offers a wide variety of other soft serve creations, as well as an enticing selection of entrée items including burgers, hot dogs, chicken strips, salads and more. Triangle Dairy Queen is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family, a company owned by legendary investor Warren Buffett. For more information, please visit

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