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Your sweet tooth can raise money for Children's Miracle Network
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Miracle Treat Day

The following Dairy Queen restaurants are participating in the fundraiser.

If you buy a blizzard on Thursday, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Children’s Miracle Network.


  • 951 Green St. NW
  • 229 Shallowford Road NW
  • 3156 Frontage Road


  • 545 Panther Drive

Source: Children’s Miracle Network

On Thursday, everyone gets a free pass to eat ice cream guilt free. Instead of focusing on the calories, just focus on the fact that your purchase is going to a good cause.

Dairy Queen has partnered with the Children’s Miracle Network and is sponsoring national Miracle Treat Day. For every blizzard that is sold at a participating restaurant, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to a local children’s hospital.

Children’s Miracle Network is a nonprofit organization that raises money for children’s hospitals all across the U.S.

The organization’s network of hospitals provide billions of dollars each year in charity medical care. The hospitals treat everything from broken bones to heart conditions.

Although CMN is a national program, the money raised during individual fundraisers stays in the communities where it is raised.

Donations are used to help fund research for the conditions afflicting more than 15 million children who are treated at one of the 170 CMN-affiliated hospitals.

The network was founded in 1983 by several individuals, including entertainer Marie Osmond.

There are three Dairy Queen restaurants in Gainesville and one in Jefferson that are participating in Miracle Treat Day.

Jefferson Mayor Jim Joiner announced on Monday that he will be at the Jefferson Dairy Queen on Panther Drive from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. making blizzards for customers on Miracle Treat Day.

According to CMN officials, $77 million have been raised since Miracle Treat Day began in 1984; last year alone the event raised $4.5 million.

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