Central Ohio Dairy Queens® celebrate Miracle Treat Day Thursday to benefit Nationwide Children's Hospital

August 8, 2013

The Dairy Queen® and DQ Grill & Chill® restaurants of central Ohio will celebrate the 8th Annual DQ® Miracle Treat Day on Thursday, August 8 when $1 or more from every Blizzard® Treat sold will be donated to Nationwide Children's Hospital, one of the 170 hospitals supported by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® (CMN Hospitals). CMN Hospitals raise funds to help save and improve the lives of kids treated at member hospitals across the U.S. and Canada.

“The central Ohio Dairy Queen and DQ Grill & Chill restaurants have been a proud supporter of Miracle Treat Day since 2005. This annual fundraiser is a win-win for all involved. Dairy Queen fans get to enjoy delicious Blizzard Treats while helping children in our community who need it most at our local CMN Hospital,” said Dave Gilmore, vice president of operations for central Ohio Dairy Queens.

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.

The incredible popularity of the Blizzard brand is what led the Dairy Queen system to initiate the Blizzard Fan Club in 2005 and the Dairy Queen Facebook fan page in 2008. Today, the Fan Club is 3.4 million members strong while the DQ Facebook fan page has more than 5.7 million friends. Log on to the website at BlizzardFanClub.com or become a friend on Facebook at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Follow the DQ system on Twitter at twitter.com/dairyqueen.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.5 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.