Funds raised during Miracle Treat Day stay local to help Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals care for sick and injured children

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – On Thursday, July 27, participating Dairy Queen locations in West Virginia and surrounding areas will come together with a great reason for an ice cream break – raising funds for WVU Medicine Children’s.  

As part of the 13th Annual DQ Miracle Treat Day, DQ Grill Chill and Dairy Queen locations throughout the U.S. will raise funds to help save and improve the lives of sick and injured children in Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals.

During Miracle Treat Day, at least $1 from every Blizzard Treat sold at participating locations will be donated to CMN Hospitals, which raises funds and awareness for 170 children’s hospitals in the U.S. and Canada.

Last year, Miracle Treat Day raised more than $43,000 for WVU Medicine Children’s, West Virginia’s only CMN Hospital. Since 1984, the Dairy Queen system has raised more than $125 million for the charity through fundraising efforts including Miracle Treat Day, the Miracle Balloon campaign, and other local initiatives.

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.

For more information about Miracle Treat Day, including a list of participating locations, visit www.MiracleTreatDay.com

About WVU Medicine Children’s
WVU Medicine Children’s – located on the sixth floor of J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, WVU Medicine’s flagship hospital – provides maternal, infant, and pediatric care for West Virginia and the surrounding region, giving care to high-risk mothers, premature infants, and children with life-threatening conditions through adolescence to adulthood. For information on WVU Medicine Children’s, see www.wvukids.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 http://CMNHospitals.org and www.facebook.com/cmnhospitals

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 20 other countries. IDQ is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (Berkshire), which is led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and ECO of Berkshire. For more information visit www.DairyQueen.com

For more information: Angela Jones-Knopf, Manager of Media Relations, 304-285-7259