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Celebrate Panda Cares Day with Panda Express on August 8 and help the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital

The University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital is excited to celebrate Panda Cares Day on August 8. Panda Express is hosting a one-day virtual fundraiser for area kids treated at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital. When a guest places an order on the Panda Express mobile app or website using the promo code “PandaCaresDay,” Panda will donate 28 percent of online sales to young patients in our hospital. Donations collected year round at local Panda Express locations have helped kids like Camdyn Reisner of Dubuque Iowa


Camdyn Reisner has a smile that lights up a room. She loves to dance, make new friends, and find new ways to challenge herself.

She’s come a long way since her first days of life, when doctors didn’t think she’d be able to walk or talk..

Upon arrival at UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital, Camdyn was admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, and placed in a medically induced coma. She underwent MRI and CT scans during her stay, and her prognosis did not look good.

To the surprise of her care team and family, however, Camdyn eventually awoke and began to improve. A few days after being discharged from the hospital with a heart rate monitor, however, her heart rate soared. She was again airlifted to Iowa City, where she was diagnosed with supraventricular tachycardia, or SVT.

You can learn more about Camdyn’s story here

Additionally, the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital is excited to recognize Panda for the donation of over 28,000 non-surgical masks, countless meals, coupons, and most of all the $550,000 since 2008, that will continue to help in our community and transform how we meet the most urgent needs, save more lives and protect our collective future.

So mark your calendars for Saturday, August 8. Panda Cares Day means that every online order of your favorite Panda Express meal helps change kids’ health and change the future – for all of us.