Blizzard of Miracles: Today is DQ Miracle Treat Day

PLYMOUTH — Today, communities throughout the United States and Canada are sharing in some summer treats for a cause.

It’s the sixth annual Miracle Treat Day, and the local DQ Grill & Chill will give a percentage of its Blizzard sales to Riley Hospital for Children.

Plymouth led the fundraising efforts in 2010 by more than $15,000 over other DQs throughout the state. For more than a decade, the Plymouth DQ Grill & Chill has been leading efforts for Riley Hospital for Children over 299 DQs statewide.

Plymouth owner Suzi Heminger and her crew have been taking donations throughout the year for Riley and this day will cap off the year’s savings.

Terry Flory, manager, said, “It’s from all the contributions from the customers we have. We have great customer loyalty at our store.”

Nationwide, these funds go toward Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a charity that raises funds for more than 170 children’s hospitals. Proceeds from Blizzard sales in Indiana will benefit Riley.

Last year’s DQ fundraising promotions raised more than $175,000 for Riley Hospital; $5 million was raised at DQ locations.

A national corporate sponsor since 1984, DQ has raised more than $86 million for Children’s Miracle Network, making it one of the top ten contributors to the charity.

Oreo Cookie is the “Blizzard of the Day” — the one that holds the title as the most popular Blizzard flavor since the first Blizzard Treat was served upside down with a spoon in 1985. All currently featured flavors will be available on Miracle Treat Day.