Blizzards to Blow in Money for Children's Hospitals

3:52 PM, Jul 25, 2012   |    comments
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The Children's Miracle Network hopes donations will pour in on Thursday for the seventh annual Miracle Treat Day.

"On Miracle Treat Day, Dairy Queen donates a portion of the proceeds from all Blizzard sales to the Children's Hospital in the market they are working in," says Kathy Tolbert with the Children's Hospital in Macon.

Dairy Queens throughout the United States and Canada will help make life a little sweeter for those kids.

Tolbert says, "It's something they get excited about every year. The staff, the nurses, the physicians look forward to it every year. It's a fun event for the community and for the kids at our hospital."

Over $15,000 in donations piled up last year, and they hope at least $1,000 more than that will sprinkle in with this year's event.

All of the money raised in central Georgia will help the Children's Hospital at the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon buy equipment and start new projects.

"We see over 45,000 children a year, so you can imagine the costs that we have," says Tolbert. "And to keep updates with new technology and the latest and greatest medical equipment and to make sure it's child friendly, this type of day for the Children's Hospital is hugely important."

Folks can pick out any flavor or toppings they like, but the featured treat of the day is the Oreo Blizzard.

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