Dairy Queen Makes Miracles Happen on August 14

July 28, 2014

Blizzard lovers in New Jersey should mark their calendars for Thursday, August 14. Enjoy a delicious frozen treat this summer and help children in need at the ninth annual Miracle Treat Day, sponsored by Dairy Queen in support of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Children’s Specialized Hospital.

On National Miracle Treat Day, Dairy Queen will donate at least $1 from everyBlizzard sold at participating locations to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a charity that raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada. Proceeds from the sale of Blizzards at the following locations in New Jersey will benefit Children’s Specialized Hospital.  

Participating New Jersey Dairy Queens:

  • Bergen County: Rochelle Park, Rutherford, Mahwah, Wyckoff, Saddle Brook, Emerson, Park Ridge, Little Ferry, New Milford
  • Essex County: Irvington
  • Hudson County: Jersey City
  • Middlesex County: Edison, South Amboy
  • Monmouth County: Belmar, Red Bank, Manasquan, Freehold, Hazlet on Route 35, Hazlet on Route 36
  • Morris County: Butler, Kenvil
  • Ocean County: Toms River, Point Pleasant, Bayville (Berkeley Township)
  • Passaic County: Ringwood, West Milford, Wayne, Newfoundland
  • Somerset County: Somerset
  • Sussex County: Montague
  • Union County: Union, Clark, Cranford, Rahway, Linden, Plainfield
  • Warren County: Washington    

The incredible popularity of the Blizzard brand is what led the Dairy Queen system to initiate the Blizzard Fan Club in 2005 and the Dairy Queen Facebook fan page in 2008. Today, the Fan Club is over 4.3 million members strong while the DQFacebook fan page has more than 9 million friends.

Since 1984, Dairy Queen has raised over $100 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals – including over $24,000 from Miracle Treat Day in New Jersey in 2013. The money raised in New Jersey on Miracle Treat Day supports children recovering from brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, complications from premature birth, life changing illness or injury at Children’s Specialized Hospital locations throughout the state.  Renowned therapeutic programs at Children’s Specialized Hospital include physical, speech, and occupational therapy; psychology services; neurodevelopmental physician services; recreational therapy and child life; and a full complement of support services.  

About ADQ
American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen®stores in the United States, Canada and 20 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family, a company owned by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Follow the DQ system on Twitter attwitter.com/dairyqueen.

About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada, which, in turn, use the money where it’s needed the most. When a donation is given it stays in the community, helping local kids. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $4.7 billion, most of it $1 at a time. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care, all in support of the mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Learn more at CMNHospitals.org

Children’s Specialized Hospital is the nation’s leading provider of inpatient and outpatient care for children from birth to 21 years of age facing special health challenges — from chronic illnesses and complex physical disabilities like brain and spinal cord injuries, to developmental and behavioral issues like autism and mental health. At thirteen different New Jersey locations, our pediatric specialists partner with families to make our many innovative therapies and medical treatments more personalized and effective...so children can achieve more of their goals. 

To help, or find more information: call 888-CHILDRENS; visit www.childrens-specialized.org; Facebook:www.facebook.com/childrensspecialized; Twitter: www.twitter.com/childrensspecnj; YouTube: www.youtube.com/cshnj; LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/children's-specialized-hospitalInstagram: http://instagram.com/childrensspecnj