(WDEF) The Dairy Queen® and DQ Grill & Chill® restaurants on Gunbarrel Road in Chattanooga, Tenn.; Hixson Pike inside The Pantry; in Blue Ridge, Ga; and Jasper, Tenn. will celebrate the 8th Annual DQ® Miracle Treat Day on Thursday, August 8.
One dollar from every Blizzard® Treat sold on August 8 will be donated to Children’s Hospital at Erlanger, one of the 170 hospitals supported by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® (CMN Hospitals). CMN Hospitals raises funds to help save and improve the lives of kids treated at member hospitals across the U.S. and Canada.
“Dairy Queen contributed more than $4,000 to Children’s Hospital at Erlanger in 2012,” said Rebecca Brinkley, Children’s Hospital Foundation and CMN Hospitals coordinator. “We are thrilled to be working with more Dairy Queen partners for Miracle Treat Day this year. This is a great opportunity for the community to cool off with a frozen treat while also supporting our Children’s Hospital.”
Since 1984, the Dairy Queen system has raised more than $97 million 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” will be Oreo® which is still the most popular Blizzard Treat to date. The Blizzard of the Month for August in the U.S. is Tripleberry® Brownie, which is made with rich choco chunks, Orange Julius® Tripleberry fruit puree and chewy brownie pieces. All other Blizzard flavors will also be available that day.