Everyone’s favourite fundraiser returns Thursday, (Aug. 8 for) the 17th annual Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day.
On this day, Dairy Queens across the province will donate 100 per cent of net proceeds from each Blizzard Treat sold to Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation – the only Saskatchewan member of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
“This important day means so much to us at Dairy Queen, but also for kids in hospital,” said Saskatchewan franchisee Sandra Hertez. “Simply by enjoying your favourite Blizzard Treat, you’re going to make a big difference for kids who need better health care available in Saskatchewan. We are happy to contribute to this cause that means so much to families with a sick child.” “We invite the entire province of Saskatchewan to help miracles happen on August 8 by purchasing a Blizzard Treat and help our kids who need it,” said Sash Broda, Manager, Development & Engagement at Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation. “Saskatchewan’s first-ever dedicated maternal and children’s hospital will open its doors this fall and it’s the perfect time to get involved with this important cause. With the support from our amazing partners like Dairy Queen and their customers, our kids can have access to the best care right here at home.”
Since the partnership between Dairy Queen and Children’s Miracle Network began in 1984, Dairy Queen has become a top corporate contributor with $135 million raised to-date in support of sick and injured children across North America. In Saskatchewan alone last year, $241,505 was raised across 43 locations. For more information about Miracle Treat Day, visit MiracleTreatDay.ca or follow along on social media with #MiracleTreatDay. Dairy Queen locations will also be accepting donations on Miracle Treat Day. The funds raised will help provide access to urgent equipment needs and help critical treatment and health care services, pediatric medical equipment and family-centred care through Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation.