Dairy Queen's Miracle Treat Day helps serve hope for kids Oct. 28

By: Lee Health Foundation
 
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Oct. 22, 2021 - PRLog -- Golisano Children's Hospital will benefit from BLIZZARD Treat sales at participating Dairy Queen locations on Thursday, Oct. 28 during Miracle Treat Day. Throughout the day, $1 or more from each BLIZZARD Treat purchased will be donated to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, which include Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida.

For more than 37 years, DQ has partnered with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals across the U.S. and Canada to serve hope for kids and their families. Donations from BLIZZARD Treat sales provide 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.

"Not only are DQs serving a delicious treat, but they are also providing hope for local children," said Amy Frith, director of Barbara's Friends – Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida's cancer program. "Every BLIZZARD Treat ordered will help improve the wellbeing of Southwest Florida families."

To find a participating Dairy Queen, visit dairyqueen.com (https://www.dairyqueen.com/en-us/).

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 $7 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. For more information, visit cmnhopsitals.org.

About Golisano Children's Hospital

Established in 1994, Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida has been named a "Top Hospital" three consecutive years by The Leapfrog Group. It is the only recognized children's hospital between Tampa and Miami. Lee Health opened the new 134-bed Golisano Children's Hospital in May 2017, relocating the children's hospital from the adjacent HealthPark Medical Center. It includes comprehensive pediatric services including a 24-hour pediatric emergency department, hematology-oncology unit, milk lab, Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Center, and Level II and Level III NICU with 70 private rooms. Golisano Children's Hospital is proud to have been named Soliant's 2018 Most Beautiful Hospital in the U.S., a recognition determined by popular vote. For more information, visit GolisanoChildrensSWFL.org.

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