A treat for you and the kids

Experience a chilling treat Thursday, July 28, as a national restaurant chain offers a special promotion to benefit Driscoll Children’s Hospital.

For the 11th annual Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day, $1 or more from every Blizzard sold at participating Dairy Queen locations will be donated to Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals, which raises funds and awareness for more than 150 children’s hospitals across the United States, including Driscoll Children’s Hospital. All funds stay in local communities.

“The Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day has become one of the most popular days of the year for all the participating area Dairy Queens that support Driscoll Children’s Hospital,” said Richard Harris, Children’s Miracle Network Administrator for Driscoll Children’s Hospital. “That makes it OK to go off your diet on July 28 and have a Blizzard to help the sick and injured children who receive care from Driscoll Children’s Hospital. It’s all for the kids.”

One dollar from each purchase of a Blizzard at participating Dairy Queens will go to support the children who are treated at Driscoll Children’s Hospital or one of the outlying Driscoll Children’s Hospital clinics, Harris said.

Last year, more than $5 million was raised by Dairy Queen across the U.S. and Canada for local CMN Hospitals. Since 1984, Dairy Queen has raised more than $115 million for CMN Hospitals through fundraising efforts such as Miracle Treat Day and the Miracle Balloon campaign.