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Dairy Queen raises money for Children’s Miracle Network

Posted on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 11:21 am

Several emergency personnel were in the Dairy Queen parking lot on Miracle Treat Day to talk to area youngsters. Shown, from left: Vandalia Police Chief Christopher Hammann, EMT Jeff Bone, T.J., EMT Stephanie Walden, and firefighters Tiffany Malloy and Mickey Davis.

Vandalia’s Dairy Queen is grateful for the support of its customers as they helped raise $2,318.35 during the 2017 Miracle Treat Day Campaign. This total includes balloons sold since June 1 that are hung up in the restaurant along with dollars raised on Thursday, July 27 from blizzard sales.
During their Miracle Treat Day event, emergency personnel from Vandalia were at the Dairy Queen parking lot to visit with area youngsters.
They were also joined by the University of Missouri Women’s and Children’s Hospital mascot T.J.
During all of 2016, from January 1-December 31, the location raised $5,272 which included the annual Miracle Treat Day, a blizzard drop, and the change box in the drive thru.
Raising money for Miracle Treat Day is personal for those at Vandalia’s DQ as it has had a lot of local children that have been treated at CMN Hospitals, including the owner’s grandson Alec. Vandalia’s DQ is proud to be a part of the effort to help save and improve the quality of lives of all kids being treated at CMN Hospitals.
Every minute, 62 children enter a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital for treatment. One in 10 children in North America is treated at CMN Hospitals each year.
Since 1984, DQ and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals have partnered together to provide life-saving treatments to kids from across the United States and Canada. Since that time, more than $125 million has been raised to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment, and charitable care.
Miracle Treat Day brings awareness and raises funds for CMN Hospitals in local communities. Thanks to local DQ stores and DQ fans, over $4 million was donated to CMN hospitals across the U.S. and Canada in 2016 alone.