(SACRAMENTO) — Dairy Queen (DQ) is serving up hope to local children and their families by helping ensure kids in 33 area counties get the care they need, when they need it. That’s why on Miracle Treat Day, Thursday, Oct. 28, DQ will donate a portion of the day’s sales to UC Davis Children’s Hospital.
Greater Sacramento-area DQ locations will donate $1 or more from every Blizzard Treat sold to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN) at UC Davis. All funds stay local to help local children like Avery Cunha, who almost drowned but had her life saved at UC Davis Children’s Hospital. She is one of many children who have directly benefited from the continued support of partners like Dairy Queen and their customers.
Children’s hospitals are on the front lines when it comes to protecting the health of future generations and DQ wants to help foster the business owners, creators and leaders of tomorrow. A proud partner since 1984, raising more than $72 million to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Dairy Queen’s donations will help UC Davis Children’s Hospital continue to provide the treatment and healing patients need to fulfill their potential for tomorrow.
In 2020, local DQ restaurants raised $13,713. The goal for the 2021 Miracle Treat Day event, typically held in the summer, is to raise $4.6 million for CMN Hospitals across the US and Canada.
UC Davis Children's Hospital is the Sacramento region's only nationally ranked, comprehensive hospital providing care for infants, children, adolescents and young adults with primary, subspecialty and critical care. It includes the Central Valley's only pediatric emergency department and level I pediatric trauma center, which offers the highest level of care for its critically ill patients, as well as a level I children’s surgery center. The 129-bed children's hospital includes the state-of-the-art 49-bed neonatal and 24-bed pediatric intensive care and pediatric cardiac intensive care units. For more information, visit children.ucdavis.edu.