MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Every minute, 62 children enter a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital for treatment. To help those children receive the care and treatments they need, participating Dairy Queen® or DQ Grill & Chill® restaurants throughout West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, and Virginia will celebrate Miracle Treat Day tomorrow (July 30) to benefit WVU Children’s Hospital, one of 170 hospitals supported by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® (CMN Hospitals).
Now in its 10th year, Miracle Treat Day brings awareness and raises funds for CMN Hospitals in local communities. One in 10 children in North America is treated at CMN Hospitals each year.
For every Blizzard® Treat sold on Miracle Treat Day at participating locations, $1 or more will be donated to WVU Children’s. Like all Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals campaigns, donations raised will stay in the community to help local kids.
Over the last 31 years, the Dairy Queen system has raised more than $100 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in local communities through fundraising efforts including Miracle Treat Day, the Miracle Balloon campaign and other local initiatives.
The featured Miracle Treat Day “Blizzard Treat of the Day” is Oreo® which is still the most popular Blizzard Treat to date. The featured Blizzard of the Month is the ROLO® Minis Blizzard Treat, made with ROLO Minis, smooth caramel, and blended with creamy vanilla soft serve. All other Blizzard flavors are also available that day.
For more information about Miracle Treat Day, including a listing of participating locations, visit MiracleTreatDay.com and connect on social media using #MiracleTreatDay.
About WVU Children’s Hospital:
WVU Children’s Hospital – located on the sixth floor of Ruby Memorial, WVU Healthcare’s flagship hospital – provides maternal, infant, and pediatric care for West Virginia and the surrounding region, giving care to high-risk mothers, premature infants, and children with life-threatening conditions through adolescence to adulthood. For information on WVU Children’s Hospital, see www.wvukids.com.
About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals:
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity's Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.
American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,400 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.