On Thursday, Aug. 14, a summer blizzard will chill Metro Detroit. But, this isn’t a snowstorm. It’s a Dairy Queen Blizzard! For the eighth consecutive year, Dairy Queen's Miracle Treat Day invites people to come out to area stores, enjoy a Blizzard Treat and raise funds for services and equipment for patients at Beaumont Children's Hospital.
Participating Dairy Queen stores in Metro Detroit will donate $1 or more from each Blizzard Treat sold that day to the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals benefitting Beaumont Children's Hospital in Southeast Michigan.
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals is a national charity that works with 170 children's hospitals across the U.S. and Canada. The group ensures that when a donation is made, it stays in the local community, so that every dollar given goes to help local kids.
"Miracle Treat Day grows every year and participating in this event is a terrific way to cool off during a hot Michigan summer," says Tom McGannon, vice president, Beaumont Foundation. "We appreciate our DQ partners and their ongoing support to raise funds to help Beaumont Children's Hospital kids through the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals."
2014 marks the 30th anniversary of Dairy Queen and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ partnership. Since 1984, Dairy Queen has helped raise more than $100 million for CMN Hospitals.
For more information about Miracle Treat Day including participating locations in Metro Detroit, visit MiracleTreatDay.com or DairyQueen.com.
About Beaumont Children's Hospital
Beaumont Children’s Hospital doctors provide comprehensive health services for infants, children and adolescents in nearly every medical and surgical subspecialty. Part of Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Beaumont Children's Hospital features a team of more than 80 pediatric subspecialists and more than 200 board-certified pediatricians in addition to pediatric nurses and support staff. Facilities include dedicated pediatric units in Royal Oak and at Beaumont Hospital, Troy as well as outpatient locations throughout Metro Detroit. Expert pediatric services include emergency care, hematology-oncology, newborn and pediatric intensive care, pediatric surgery and craniofacial surgery among other specialties. Beaumont Children’s Hospital is a member of the Children’s Hospital Association and is the only Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals affiliate in Southeast Michigan. Find out more at www.beaumontchildrenshospital.com , connect on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beaumontchildrenshospital or call 855-480-KIDS (5437).
American Dairy Queen Corporation, which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 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.