Prattville – “Miracle Treat Day” was held at participating Dairy Queens all over the United States and Canada on Thursday, August 13. The event benefits the Children’s Miracle Network’s hospitals and all proceeds from the sales of blizzards are donated to that worthy cause.
The Prattville Dairy Queen, located at 205 Interstate Park Drive, participated in the event and the owner, Dana Elrod, was pleased with the outcome.
“We raised a total of $2,000,” Elrod said. “A small boy who suffers from Down’s Syndrome spent the day with us yesterday. I think he had a great time helping us make cakes and just generally hanging out in the store with us.”
“Miracle Treat Day” is an annual event, occurring every August, but the donations do not stop there. Canisters are set up in all of the stores for donations and Dairy Queen customers who wish to give to the Children’s Network can purchase Miracle Balloons.
Children’s Miracle Network is a non-profit organization that raises funds for more than 170 children’s hospitals. Many individuals, organizations, and media partners unite with the Network’s hospitals to help sick and injured kids in local communities. Donations create miracles by funding medical care, research, and education that saves and improves the lives of 17 million children each year.
The Dairy Queen system has been a proud sponsor of Children’s Miracle Network since 1984, and in that time has raised more than $77 million for the organization’s hospitals.
Article by Melissa Parker
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