Children’s hospitals benefit from Blizzard sales

Lisa Goudy
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Dairy Queen manager Janice Pearson (left) and the staff of the DQ on Main Street hold Blizzard treats upside-down on Miracle Treat Day on Thursday.

Purchasing a Blizzard had special meaning on Thursday.

Thursday was Miracle Treat Day at Dairy Queen locations. All proceeds from Blizzard sales were donated to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

“We’ve done this for so many years. People really like to support the Children’s Miracle Network simply because all the money stays in Saskatchewan that goes through these stores,” said Janice Pearson, manager of both Dairy Queen locations in Moose Jaw. “(It) helps our children, so yeah, we have a really good following and a lot of regulars that order every year through the banks and the different companies to support us.”

Pearson, who has been at DQ for 16 years, said on Miracle Treat Day, more people come out to purchase Blizzards to support the cause. Between the two stores, the amount usually donated from Blizzard sales is between $3,000 and $5,000. Pearson said some years they have donated up to $8,000.

“I’m hoping that this’ll be one of those years because it’s a really good cause … I mean, every year we’ve done really, really well,” said Pearson. “We had a lot of pre-orders so we’ve been keeping ourselves amused.”

For more information, see an upcoming edition of the Times-Herald.

Organizations: Miracle Network Hospitals, Times-Herald

Geographic location: Saskatchewan, Moose Jaw

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