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Beat the Summer Heat and Support The Children’s Hospital with a Dairy Queen Blizzard on August 5

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Let’s face it: most of us don’t need an excuse to indulge in a Dairy Queen Blizzard® but this is a great one.

On Thursday, Aug. 5, Dairy Queen will host the fourth annual North American Miracle Treat Day, with $1 or more from every Blizzard® sold being donated to Children’s Miracle Network, a nonprofit organization that raises money for children’s hospitals. Proceeds from Blizzard sales in the Denver area will benefit The Children’s Hospital.

Last year’s event raised nearly $80,000 in one day for The Children’s Hospital; $4.5 million was raised at Dairy Queen locations in North America.

Patients from across the Rocky Mountain region have signed up to make special visits to local DQ locations on Miracle Treat Day in an effort to raise money for The Children’s Hospital. One such kid is Garrison Hayes of Centennial. He was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a cancerous bone tumor, after complaining of tenderness in his knee. Garrison battled through endless tests and months of chemotherapy before learning that he would have to endure a partial limb amputation to save his life. Today, Garrison is cancer-free.

“Miracle Treat Day is one of the coolest days ever!” says Garrison “This will be my fifth year being a part of it. Last year, I got to make Blizzard® treats for customers and meet lots of people who wanted to help The Children’s Hospital. I can’t wait to do it all over again!”

For a list of participating Dairy Queen locations visit

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