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7/26/2017

Dairy Queen Blizzard® Treat Sales to Benefit HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital


On Thursday, July 27, participating Dairy Queen (DQ) locations in Central Illinois will come together to raise funds for HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital.

Dollars raised will help support children like Ruby Hubbard, who have a remarkable medical story to tell thanks to the treatment she received at St. John’s.

Donations collected on Miracle Treat Day help fund programs like the child life program, music therapy and pet therapy.  

As part of the 13th annual DQ Miracle Treat Day on Thursday, July 27, DQ Grill & Chill® and Dairy Queen® locations throughout the U.S. will raise funds to help save and improve the lives of children in Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals. During Miracle Treat Day, $1 or more from every Blizzard® treat sold at participating locations will be donated to CMN Hospitals, which raises funds and awareness for 170 children’s hospitals across the U.S. and Canada.

Last year, local DQ stores raised more than $31,000 for St. John’s Children’s Hospital.

Since 1984, DQ has raised more than $125 million for the charity through fundraising efforts including Miracle Treat Day, the Miracle Balloon campaign and other local initiatives.

Funds raised on Miracle Treat Day stay local to help Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals care for sick and injured children

To help celebrate, fans are encouraged to use #MiracleTreatDay on social media and invite others to join them in visiting a participating DQ location. For more information about Miracle Treat Day, visit MiracleTreatDay.com.

For more information about the Dairy Queen® system, visit DairyQueen.com.

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About HSHS St. John’s Hospital
HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois is a regional medical center offering a comprehensive array of health care services to central and southern Illinois. Founded in 1875, St. John’s is the flagship hospital of Hospital Sisters Health System and is home to the Prairie Heart Institute, St. John’s Children’s Hospital, St. John’s Women’s Services, St. John’s Neurosciences Institute, St. John’s Cancer Institute, orthopedic services and AthletiCare. St. John’s now has one of the most advanced surgery centers in the nation and a renovated patient tower with all private rooms. St. John’s is designated as a level I trauma center, has its own college of nursing and is a teaching hospital for the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. For more information about St. John’s Hospital, visit www.st-johns.org.
 
About Hospital Sisters Health System
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high quality Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our 15 local systems and physician practices in Illinois (Belleville, Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan and two in Green Bay).  HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries, and Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is the founding institute. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org. For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit www.hospitalsisters.org.  


Media Contact

Catie Sheehan
Executive Director of Communications, Marketing and Advocacy
Office: (217) 814-8377
Cell: (217) 220-1717
catie.sheehan@hshs.org

Erica Cusumano Johnson
Manager of Communications
Office: (217) 814-4307
Cell: (217) 303-6344
erica.johnson@hshs.org


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