Shreveport, Louisiana - On Thursday, October 28, Dairy Queen (DQ) is serving hope to kids and their families for Miracle Treat Day (MTD) to benefit CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System, a member hospital of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Participating DQ locations are coming together to change kids’ health and change the future.
Dairy Queen has had a huge impact on 12 year old Hunter of Benton. Hunter is an amazing 7th grader; he has had 28 surgeries and had to learn to walk again three times during rehabilitation and therapy at CHRISTUS Kids Clinic. Funds raised through events like Miracle Treat Day help provide state of the art equipment for physical and occupational therapy to help local children like Hunter.
When you purchase a BLIZZARD Treat at participating DQ locations on Miracle Treat Day, $1 or more stays local and serves hope to kids in your community by providing urgent, high-quality care kids need to thrive and offer their families comfort in knowing what’s next. DQ believes that when you can positively change the health of even one child, you can create a ripple effect felt by our communities for years to come.
“At CHRISTUS, our staff are playing an essential role in providing much needed care for babies, kids, teens and their families.” says Kelley Matkins, Children’s Miracle Network Hospital Program Manager, CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System. “We are so grateful for Dairy Queen, who is not only providing joy with a sweet treat to our communities, but also enhancing the lives of our future generations.”
The donations from DQ and their fans will help ensure our children can lead healthy, fulfilling lives and we can foster the scientists, inventors, artists and leaders of tomorrow.
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals know when treatments and facilities improve, they can address the most challenging health issues of today while preventing and preparing for those to come tomorrow. By enjoying a BLIZZARD Treat, you are funding pioneering research and transformative care for children not just in their youth, but throughout their lives.
When we change kid’s health, we change the future – for all of us.
DQ and MTD Facts:
- Miracle Treat Day: Thursday, October 28, 2021
- DQ’s 2021 goal is to raise $4.6 million.
- Since 1984, DQ has raised more than $72 million to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.