DQ® Blizzard® Treat Sales to Benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Funds raised during Miracle Treat Day on Thursday, August 2 stay local to help Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® help kids get back to being kids

July 27, 2018

Columbus, OH – On Thursday, August 2, participating Dairy Queen® locations in central Ohio will come together to raise funds for Nationwide Children's Hospital, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

On Miracle Treat Day, $1 or more from every Blizzard® Treat sold will support the life-saving research and care provided by Nationwide Children’s. Last year, more than $34,000 was raised for the pediatric hospital.

Since 1984, the Dairy Queen® system has raised more than $130 million for the CMN Hospitals through fundraising efforts including Miracle Treat Day, the Miracle Balloon campaign and other local initiatives. Including Nationwide Children’s, CMN raises funds and awareness for 170 children’s hospitals across the U.S. and Canada.

To help celebrate Miracle Treat Day, fans are encouraged to use #MiracleTreatDay on social media and invite others to join them in visiting a participating DQ location on Thursday, August 2 and help kids get back to being kids. For more information about Miracle Treat Day, visit MiracleTreatDay.com.

For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com.

About IDQ:
International Dairy Queen Inc., (IDQ), based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the parent company of American Dairy Queen Corporation. Through its subsidiaries, IDQ develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,700 locations in the United States, Canada and more than 25 other countries. IDQ is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (Berkshire) which is led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire. For more information visit DairyQueen.com.

About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals:
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity’s Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report ‘s 2018-19 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 1.4 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 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.