DQ Blizzard treat sales to benefit children in SWGA

DQ Blizzard treat sales to benefit children in SWGA

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Dairy Queen has a great reason to cool off with one of their Blizzards this week.

On Thursday, July 27th, several Dairy Queens throughout southwest Georgia will come together to raise funds for Children's Miracle Network at Phoebe.

Phoebe kicked off the fundraiser Wednesday by ordering 200 Blizzards.

"We are so thankful for everything that Dairy Queen does for our local kids," said CMN coordinator Becca Miller.  "Dairy Queen is our second largest donor to CMN at Phoebe, raising over $21,000 last year, $1 at a time. Buying a blizzard July 27 is something small our community can do to make a huge difference in the lives of our children in Southwest Georgia."

During Miracle Treat Day, $1 or more from every Blizzard Treat sold will be donated to CMN Hospitals, which raises funds and awareness for 170 children's hospitals across the U.S. and Canada.

Funds raised at the participating locations stay local and directly helps children in need:

  • Adel - 109 S. Adams St
  • Albany - 1804 W. Oglethorpe Blvd. and 2401 Dawson Rd
  • Americus - 1321 E. Lamar St.
  • Ashburn - 2005 North St.
  • Camilla - 140 US Hwy 19 S
  • Cordele - 1401 E. 16th Ave & 2302 Ga Hwy 300 Extended
  • Douglas - 918 S. Peterson Ave.
  • Homerville - 342 S. Church St.
  • Moultrie - 2616 1st Ave. SE
  • Nashville - 415 S. Davis St.
  • Sylvester - 509 E. Franklin St.
  • Tifton - 210 W. 7th St. & 1407 Tift Ave.

Last year, local Dairy Queens raised just over $21,000 and this year they are hoping to raise more. Since 1984, the Dairy Queen system has raised more than $125 million for the charity 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. For more information about Miracle Treat Day, visit miracletreatday.com.

Every penny raised locally to benefit Children's Miracle Network stays in Southwest Georgia to help medical professionals treat our local children. Since 1997, Children's Miracle Network supporters have raised more than $4.5 million to provide specialized equipment and programs to help babies and children treated at Phoebe.

From life-saving equipment to help treat our most critically ill newborns to life-enhancing toys in the Pediatric Unit playroom, every child needing Phoebe's care has benefited from funds raised through the Children's Miracle Network.

For more information on how you can help or learn more about Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, contact Phoebe Foundation at (229) 312-1491.

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