Whether you're craving vanilla, chocolate or a twist ice cream cone, visiting a Dairy Queen store on March 20 will treat your taste buds and benefit hospitalized kids at Beaumont Children's Hospital.
More than 50 participating Southeast Michigan Dairy Queen locations are inviting people to come out and enjoy a cold, refreshing ice cream treat on Free Cone Day. The stores will give out free soft-serve ice cream cones from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. in exchange for a donation to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. The promotion raises funds for services and equipment to benefit hospitalized children at Beaumont Children's Hospital.
"Last year, nearly 30,000 free cones were served and more than $20,000 was raised on Free Cone Day," says Matt Romkey, associate director Children's Miracle Network Hospitals at Beaumont Children's Hospital. "All of the money raised at DQ on Free Cone Day stays local and provides life-saving care for more than 100,000 sick and injured children treated at Beaumont Children's Hospital each year."
This year marks Beaumont Children's Hospital's 25th Anniversary year as a CMN Hospitals affiliate. Since 1988, more than $42 million has been raised to provide the best care possible for children at Beaumont. In that time, Dairy Queen has committed more than $250,000 to CMN Hospitals at Beaumont Children's Hospital.
Beaumont Children's Hospital
Beaumont Children's Hospital provides comprehensive services for children up to age 21. From specialized care for premature babies through the entire range of pediatric subspecialty care, Beaumont's doctors have the expertise and experience to help parents give their children the right start to a healthy life. Beaumont is an associate member of the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions and the only Children's Miracle Network Hospitals-affiliated hospital in Southeast Michigan.
American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 5,900 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 20 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family, a company owned by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.
2013 Michigan participating locations include:
Algonac - 1307 St. Clair River Drive
Ann Arbor - 2430 W Stadium
Auburn Hills - 3053 Walton Blvd
Birch Run - 12101 Market Place
Brighton - 321 W. Grand River Ave
Burton - 4145 S. Saginaw
Burton - 2444 S. Center
Cadillac - 901 S. Mitchell
Canton - 266 N. Canton Center Road
Charlotte - 407 S. Cochran
Cheboygan - 117 North Main
Clinton Township - 42345 Garfield Road
Clio - 3450 W Vienna
Coldwater - 152 Division
Commerce Township - 1599 Union Lake Road
Detroit - 24671 Grand River
Dexter - 8041 Main St.
East China - 1980 River Rd.
East Tawas - 118 W. Bay St.
Farmington - 22290 Middlebelt
Farmington - 33326 12 Mile Road
Farmington - 34414 8 Mile Road
Fraser - 34513 Utica Road
Garden City - 28825 Ford Road
Gibraltar - 30030 S. Gilbraltar
Grand Blanc - 2251 Hill Rd
Greenville - 1015 W. Washington
Hamburg - 6450 M 36
Harrison - 3187 N. Clare Ave
Hartland - 10490 Highland Road (M-59)
Highland - 2330 S. Milford Road
Holly - 1120 N Saginaw
Keego Harbor - 2886 Orchard Lake Road
Lake Orion - 1083 S. Lapeer
Lapeer - 888 S. Main St.
Lincoln Park - 2356 Dix Hwy
Madison Heights - 29371 Dequindre Rd
Marine City - 236 Fairbanks
Midland - 917 S Saginaw Rd
Mt. Pleasant - 210 S. Mission
New Baltimore - 35654 Green St
Novi - 41490 Grand River
Pontiac - 1525 Baldwin Road
Richmond - 68020 Main St
Rochester - 743 N. Main St
Roseville - 29580 Gratiot
Royal Oak - 3201 Rochester Rd
Saline - 400 E. Michigan Ave
Shelby Township - 54804 Shelby
South Lyon - 22253 Pontiac Trail
Utica - 45814 Van Dyke Ave
Walled Lake - 551 N Pontiac Trail
Warren - 26633 Hoover Road
Warren - 23515 Ryan Rd
Waterford - 4683 Dixie Hwy
Waterford - 5608 Highland Road
Wayne - 3007 Wayne Road S
West Bloomfield - 6931 Orchard Lake Road
White Lake - 10531 Highland Road
Wixom - 49062 Pontiac Trail
Ypsilanti - 101 E Michigan Ave
Ypsilanti - 1801 Washtenaw Ave