Beaumont, TX – Enjoy your summer ice cream for a good cause Thursday as participating Dairy Queen® locations in Southeast Texas will come together to raise funds for CHRISTUS Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth and Jasper Memorial.
Celebrated as “Miracle Treat Day,” on Thursday, Aug. 2nd $1 or more from every Blizzard Treat sold at participating locations will be donated to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, which raises funds and awareness for 170 children’s hospitals across the U.S. and Canada.
Donations collected on Miracle Treat Day will directly help CHRISTUS Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth and Jasper Memorial fund much-needed medical equipment and resources for children treated in the Emergency Department, Day Surgery Unit, Pediatric Center, NICU, and more.
Last year’s Miracle Treat Day raised more than $20,000 for CHRISTUS Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth and Jasper Memorial.
Since 1984, the Dairy Queen system has raised more than $130 million for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals through fundraising efforts including Miracle Treat Day, the Miracle Balloon campaign and other local initiatives.
To help celebrate Miracle Treat Day, fans are encouraged to use #MiracleTreatDay on social media and invite others to join them in visiting a participating DQ location on Thursday, August 2 and help kids get back to being kids.
For more information about Miracle Treat Day, visit MiracleTreatDay.com.
About CHRISTUS Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth and Jasper Memorial:
Located in Beaumont, Texas, CHRISTUS Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth is 431-bed acute care and trauma center. St. Elizabeth is a regional leader in general surgery, critical care and trauma, birthing, neonatal care, and more. St. Elizabeth’s Effie M. Hebert Pediatric Center features the latest in pediatric technology and includes a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) that utilizes the latest monitoring and therapeutic equipment. The Pediatric Center’s colorful and warm environment meets each child's emotional needs while providing comfort to families and caregivers. St. Elizabeth’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) offers babies born as young as 28 weeks gestation the opportunity to stay close to home as they grow and develop under the care of highly-trained, neonatal staff 24 hours a day. Since 1977, the Level III NICU has been caring for Southeast Texas’ youngest patients and, with the addition of the NICU transport team, St. Elizabeth is able to care for even more critically ill infants. As the largest Magnet hospital between Houston and Baton Rouge, CHRISTUS Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth offers a positive, patient-focused environment providing the highest level of care possible for the community.
Located in Jasper, Texas, CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Jasper Memorial is a 59-bed medical facility that serves approximately 45,000 East Texas residents. Jasper Memorial is a general medical/surgical hospital with medical imaging, laboratory services, and labor/delivery/recovery obstetrical suites. Providing 24-hour emergency care, the C. Bryce Thomas Memorial Emergency Department is a state-designated Level IV trauma center, offering stabilization and transfer services to patients, as well as urgent care services.
International Dairy Queen Inc., (IDQ), based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the parent company of American Dairy Queen Corporation. Through its subsidiaries, IDQ develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,700 locations in the United States, Canada and more than 25 other countries. IDQ is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (Berkshire) which is led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire. For more information visit DairyQueen.com.
About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals:
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity's Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.