MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University Children’s Hospital is hoping that a whole lot of Blizzards hit the state and region on Thursday (Aug. 8). That’s when Dairy Queen will hold its annual Miracle Treat Day for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

A dollar or more of every Blizzard purchased on Miracle Treat Day at participating Dairy Queen stores will benefit WVU Children’s Hospital, the only Children’s Miracle Network hospital in West Virginia. Proceeds from Blizzards purchased at locations across West Virginia and several in Ohio and Kentucky will come back to the Ruby Memorial Hospital-based WVU Children’s Hospital. To find out which Dairy Queen stores are included in the Miracle Treat Day festivities, visit

For the second year, Blizzard enthusiasts can also RSVP to Miracle Treat Day on Facebook. Each “join” will be matched with a $1 donation – up to $50,000 – to the cause. To RSVP, visit

“Events like Miracle Treat Day are a great vehicle for people across the state and region to learn more about what we do at WVU Children’s Hospital. Just because we aren’t in their backyard like we are for the folks in Morgantown doesn’t mean we aren’t here to help them when they need us,” Cheryl Jones, R.N., director of WVU Children’s Hospital, said.

For more information on DQ Miracle Treat Day, visit

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

About Children’s Miracle Network
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals 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 its mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.
For more information: Angela Jones-Knopf, News Service Coordinator, 304-293-7087
ajk: 08-01-13