Five area Dairy Queen and DQ Grill & Chill restaurants are celebrating DQ Miracle Treat Day.
One dollar from every Blizzard Treat sold today, July 27, at participating restaurants in Chattanooga, Cleveland and Jasper, Tenn., and Blue Ridge, Ga., will be donated to Children's Hospital at Erlanger, one of the 170 hospitals supported by Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
"Last year, our Dairy Queen partners raised more than $8,000 through the Miracle Treat Day event," says Rebecca Brinkley, CMN Hospitals director for Children's Hospital.
"All funds raised by participating regional locations will benefit the Chattanooga community by funding the Believe Campaign supporting the new Children's Hospital at Erlanger," she says.
Every minute, 62 children enter a Children's Miracle Network Hospital for treatment, and one in 10 children in North America is treated at CMN Hospitals each year.
Since 1984, the Dairy Queen system has raised more than $125 million for CMN hospitals 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, visit MiracleTreatDay.com.
* Dairy Queen, 4955 Main St., Jasper, Tenn.
* DQ Grill and Chill, 5433 Highway 153, Hixson
* DQ Grill and Chill, 2118 Gunbarrel Road, Chattanooga
* DQ Grill and Chill, 275 Paul Huff Parkway, Cleveland, Tenn.
* DQ Grill and Chill, 380 Progress Circle, Blue Ridge, Ga.