Buy a Dairy Queen Blizzard on August 8th and help sick children get well. That’s the idea behind the 8th Annual DQ Miracle Treat Day, which is expected to raise millions of dollars for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. On Miracle Treat Day, $1 or more from every DQ Blizzard sold will be donated to CMN Hospitals, which raises funds to help save and improve the lives of kids treated at 170 children’s hospitals across the U.S. and Canada. In addition, for every person who RSVPs via Facebook to Miracle Treat Day, or to the DQ Blizzard Fan Club website, the company will donate an additional $1 to CMN Hospitals, up to $50,000.
Last year, Dairy Queen operators across the U.S. and Canada raised nearly $5 million on Miracle Treat Day for CMN Hospitals. Since 1984, the company has raised more than $97 million through fundraising efforts including Miracle Treat Day, the Miracle Balloon campaign and other local initiatives.
In addition, Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan, a national goodwill ambassador for CMN Hospitals, serves as this year’s honorary spokesperson for DQ Miracle Treat Day. Miss America titleholders have been involved with CMN Hospitals by visiting member hospitals and helping with fundraising activities, since 1989.
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada, which, in turn, use the money where it’s needed the most. When a donation is given it stays in the community, helping local kids. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network H ospitals has raised more than $4.7 billion, most of it $1 at a time. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care, all in support of the mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Learn more at CMNHospitals.org.