August 10, 2016
Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day Returns August 11
People from across Saskatchewan are encouraged to visit their local Dairy Queen on August 11 to mark the 14th annual Miracle Treat Day. On Thursday, proceeds from every Blizzard Treat sold will be donated to the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan, one of twelve children’s hospital foundations across Canada supported by Children’s Miracle Network (CMN).
“DQ operators are proud to support the Saskatchewan kids and families with the fundraising we do year-round and on Miracle Treat Day,” said Saskatchewan franchisee Derek Picton. “Together, we can truly make miracles happen for kids across Saskatchewan and we look forward to seeing our fans and customers on August 11.”
Dairy Queen locations will also be accepting donations on Miracle Treat Day. The funds raised will help provide critical treatment and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment, and family-centered care through the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan.
“Every minute, 62 children enter a Children’s Miracle Network member hospital for treatment,” said Jana Len of the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan. “We encourage everyone to visit one of the 45 local Dairy Queen locations across Saskatchewan for a Blizzard Treat to help make a real difference in the lives of kids across our province who spend time in hospital.”
Since the partnership between Dairy Queen and Children’s Miracle Network began in 1984, Dairy Queen has become a top contributor with $115 million raised to-date in support of sick and injured children across North America. For more information about Miracle Treat Day, visit MiracleTreatDay.ca.
ABOUT DAIRY QUEEN CANADA
Dairy Queen Canada Inc. (DQC) is a wholly owned entity of International Dairy Queen, Inc. DQC is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffet, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. In Canada, DQC develops, licenses and services a system of more than 615 Dairy Queen® locations, most of which offer Orange Julius® beverages, in addition to over 40 Orange Julius® stores. Dairy Queen locations feature signature products such as Blizzard® Treats, DQ® Cakes, Orange Julius® Premium Fruit Smoothies and Julius® Originals, along with soft serve, blended beverages, burgers, chicken and the latest product addition DQ Bakes! hot desserts, sandwiches and snack melts.
ABOUT CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK
Children’s Miracle Network® raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals, 14 of which are in Canada. These hospitals, in turn, use the money where it’s needed the most. When a donation is given, it stays in the community, ensuring that every dollar is helping local kids. Established in 1983, Children’s Miracle Network raises funds to support critical research, education, purchase life-saving equipment, and ensure excellence in care, all in support of our mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Learn more at ChildrensMiracleNetwork.ca.
ABOUT THE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION OF SASKATCHEWAN
The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan is dedicated to raising funds for the enhancement of children’s healthcare and the Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan. The Saskatchewan member of Children’s Miracle Network, we are 100% dedicated to Saskatchewan children and their hospital, and proud partners of the Saskatoon and Regina Qu’Appelle Health Regions on the children’s hospital project. For more information please visit pattisonchildrens.ca.