For every Blizzard treat purchased on that day, participating Portland-area Dairy Queens will donate $1 or more to Doernbecher. This year's Miracle Treat Day is expected to result in an important milestone for the Portland-area program, as cumulative donations to Doernbecher are likely to surpass the $1 million threshold.
Nationwide, the program raised $4.5 million for 170 CMN hospitals last year. All money raised was given to the local CMN hospital.
This year's Miracle Treat Day will get a special boost as Dairy Queen brings back the Girl Scouts Thin Mint Cookie Blizzard, DQ's most popular limited-time-offer Blizzard ever. The Thin Mint Cookie Blizzard is made with creamy DQ vanilla soft serve blended with Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookie pieces and a Crème de Menthe topping.
The Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation is the non-profit fundraising affiliate of OHSU's Doernbecher Children's Hospital, Oregon and southwest Washington's premier pediatric medical and research center. The foundation raises funds from individuals, companies, foundations and organizations to support Doernbecher's clinical, research and educational programs in pediatric medicine.