Celebrate Dairy Queen’s Miracle Treat Day with a Blizzard to Support Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital

Children’s Miracle Network donations remain local and help children in central and south Georgia

Buying a Blizzard at participating central Georgia Dairy Queens on Thursday, July 27, will do more than just treat your taste buds. The 19th annual Miracle Treat Day will benefit Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital, a Children's Miracle Network (CMN) Hospital.

“If you’ve been craving a cool treat to beat the summer heat, order a Blizzard on Thursday to help support the 46,000 children from across Georgia who receive medical treatment at Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital each year,” said Renee Bryan, Children’s Miracle Network coordinator for Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital. “We are thankful for the community’s generosity and local Dairy Queens’ support of Miracle Treat Day each year, as 100 percent of the funds raised throughout central Georgia benefit children treated at our hospital.”

At least $1 per Blizzard purchased nationwide on Thursday will be donated to CMN Hospitals. Miracle Treat Day is one of CMN’s largest, single-day fundraising events. All donations remain local and benefit patients by funding critical treatments, health services and pediatric medical equipment.

Last year, Macon area Dairy Queen stores raised $111,396.02.

To help celebrate Miracle Treat Day, participants are encouraged to use #MiracleTreatDay on social media and invite others to join them in visiting a participating Dairy Queen location on Thursday.

To find a participating local Dairy Queen, visit www.miracletreatday.com. Since 1984, Dairy Queen has raised more than $150 million for CMN hospitals. Donations have supported research and training, purchased equipment and paid for uncompensated care, all to save and improve the lives of children.

About Atrium Health Navicent

Atrium Health Navicent is the leading provider of health care in central and south Georgia and is committed to its mission of elevating health and wellbeing through compassionate care. Atrium Health Navicent is part of Advocate Health, which is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is the third-largest nonprofit health system in the United States, created from the combination of Atrium Health and Advocate Aurora Health. Atrium Health Navicent provides high-quality, personalized care in 53 specialties at more than 50 facilities throughout the region. As part of the largest, integrated, nonprofit health system in the Southeast, it is also able to tap into some of the nation’s leading medical experts and specialists with Atrium Health, allowing it to provide the best care close to home – including advanced innovations in virtual medicine and care. Throughout its 125-year history in the community, Atrium Health Navicent has remained dedicated to enhancing health and wellness for individuals throughout the region through nationally recognized quality care, community health initiatives and collaborative partnerships. It is also one of the leading teaching hospitals in the region, helping to ensure viability for rural health care for the next generation. For more information, please visit www.NavicentHealth.org.

About IDQ

International Dairy Queen Inc., 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 7,000 locations in the United States, Canada and more than 20 other countries. IDQ is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., which is led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire. For more information visit www.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 $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. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support and identify your member hospital at www.CMNHospitals.org and www.facebook.com/CMNHospitals.