Making Miracles Happen on Miracle Treat Day
HAMILTON, ON – August 7, 2018: On August 9, participating Dairy Queen locations in Brantford, Burlington, Caledonia, Hamilton, Simcoe, and the Niagara Region are serving up miracles to mark the 16th annual Miracle Treat Day.
Net proceeds from every Blizzard® Treat will be donated to McMaster Children’s Hospital, one of 14 children’s hospitals across Canada supported by Children’s Miracle Network (CMN). Proceeds will support patient care, research, education and redevelopment initiatives, and help fund the purchase of priority medical equipment.
Since the partnership between Dairy Queen and Children’s Miracle Network began in 1984, Dairy Queen has become a top contributor with $135 million raised to date across North America. For more information about Miracle Treat Day, visit MiracleTreatDay.ca.
McMaster Children’s Hospital transforms lives as the only children’s hospital in south-central Ontario. Buy a Blizzard® Treat on August 9 and help enable specialized care for patients at McMaster Children’s Hospital and its associated programs.
For more information about McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation, visit mackids.ca, like the Foundation on Facebook at Facebook.com/SupportHHSFoundation and follow them on Twitter at twitter.com/HamHealth.
About McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation
McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation, as part of Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation, is focused on raising funds in support of McMaster Children’s Hospital, including Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre, McMaster University Medical Centre and their programs. The Foundation provides funding for leading-edge equipment and patient amenities, innovative research initiatives, redevelopment of patient care spaces, and the education and training of health care providers.
McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation supports specialized pediatric and women’s reproductive health programs. The second largest provider of inpatient pediatric services in Ontario, the site is also home to a dedicated pediatric emergency department, more than 40 outpatient clinics, the province’s largest neonatal intensive care unit including supportive maternal care, the largest single-site inpatient pediatric mental health program in Canada, and the only pediatric trauma centre in the region. Specialized outpatient services are provided at Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre, as part of McMaster Children’s Hospital. At its shared home with the Hospital, McMaster University Medical Centre delivers a wide range of women’s reproductive health services, including high-risk obstetrics and pre-natal screening, as well as a number of adult outpatient and day surgery clinics. The Foundation is focused on enabling outstanding patient care through its goal of Health Care, Transformed.
About Dairy Queen Canada
Dairy Queen Canada Inc. (DQC) is a wholly owned entity of International Dairy Queen. DQC is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family, a company controlled by Warren Buffet. In Canada, DQC develops, licenses and services a system of more than 680 Dairy Queen® locations, most of which offer Orange Julius® beverages, in addition to over 26 Orange Julius® stores. Dairy Queen® locations feature signature products such as Blizzard® Treats, DQ® Cakes, Orange Julius® Premium Fruit Smoothies and Julius® Originals, along with soft serve, blended beverages, burgers, chicken in addition to hot desserts, sandwiches and snacks.
Information about Dairy Queen can be found at DairyQueen.ca, or on its Facebook page at Facebook.com/DairyQueenCanada, Twitter page at Twitter.com/DQCanada and Instagram at Instagram.com/DQCanada.
About Children’s Miracle Network
Children’s Miracle Network® raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals, 14 of which are in Canada. These hospitals, in turn, use the money where it’s needed the most. When a donation is given, it stays in the community, ensuring that every dollar is helping local kids. Established in 1983, Children’s Miracle Network raises funds to support critical research, education, purchase life-saving equipment, and ensure excellence in care, all in support of our mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Learn more at ChildrensMiracleNetwork.ca.