Put the ‘Treat’ in treatment with BC Children’s Hospital fundraiser

Enjoy a Blizzard and help the kids during Dairy Queen’s Miracle Treat Day this Thursday, Aug. 10

Beat the heat with a cool treat this Thursday, and help Dairy Queen Canada support BC Children’s Hospital.

As part of the 15th annual Miracle Treat Day Aug. 10, supported by Black Press, participating Dairy Queen stores across B.C. commit net proceeds from sales of all Blizzard Treats to support BC Children’s Hospital.

Last year, 97 B.C. Dairy Queen stores raised nearly $385,000 and the team aims to top $400,000 this year.

“Miracle Treat Day is an incredible time when local communities across Canada are united in the common goal of raising money to help kids in their own backyards,” says Ameera Virani, Director, Corporate Partnerships, Children’s Miracle Network, which raises funds for 14 Canadian children’s hospitals.

“We are so thankful for the collaboration we see year after year from Dairy Queen and children’s hospitals across the country.”

B.C.’s top five fundraising regions in 2016 were Terrace ($29,174), Maple Ridge ($22,256), Fort St. John ($14,087), Pacific Centre (Vancouver, $10,866 and Chilliwack, $10,270).

All Miracle Treat Day fundraising supports BC Children’s Hospital’s most urgent needs, including research, medical equipment and staff and family education programs. While physically located in Vancouver, medical specialists also provide direct care in communities throughout the province with travelling clinics and tele-health capabilities.

The province’s only full-service acute-care paediatric hospital, last year BC Children’s Hospital treated more than 86,000 children.

For more information, visit MiracleTreatDay.ca or follow along on social media with #MiracleTreatDay. Learn more about BC Children’s Hospital at bcchf.ca.

Just Posted

Politicians endorse rec centre design

Financing plan the next step

Alberta truckers send truck-load of toys

Locals also encouraged to donate to help families in need this Christmas

Firefighters visit elementary schools

‘Plan two ways out’ main message to students

Tee-shirt sales raise $100,000 for wildfire aid

Cariboo Strong tees, sweatshirts and decals help support fire victims

Cariboo-Chilcotin have standing charred logs that need to be harvest

Charred logs have limited shelf life so they have to be milled within two to three years

Communities come together to ‘Take Back the Night’

Men, women, children, First Nation leaders and politicians were out in force… Continue reading

Human remains found at Silver Creek property

RCMP have been searching the property in the 2200 block of Salmon River Road for the past three days

New B.C. acute care centre opens for young patients, expectant mothers

Facility aims to make B.C. Children’s Hospital visits more comfortable

Cariboo Regional District wants say in pot legalization

Compliance and enforcement likely to fall on shoulders of municipal governments

Search ramps up for B.C. woman after dog, car found near Ashcroft

Jenny Lynn Larocque’s vehicle and dog were found in Venables Valley, but there is no sign of her

Getting people working key component of wildfire recovery: CRD chair

Provincial and federal governments urged to push projects forward

Police officer hit by car, stabbed in Edmonton attack back on job

Const. Mike Chernyk, 48, returned to work Thursday

UBC medical students learn to care for Indigenous people

Students in health-related studies to take course, workshop to help better serve Aboriginal people

Most Read