Today, March 20 is Dairy Queen’s Free Cone Day, to help benefit Children’s Hospitals nationwide. According to My Fox Detroit news report on March 19, “The fundraiser at Dairy Queen’s Southeast Michigan restaurants helps Beaumont’s programs and services for children.”
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals began in 1983 as a televised fundraiser, co-founded by Marie Osmond and John Schneider, along with a team of 20 children’s hospitals, 20 television stations, and six sponsors; they are touching the lives of “more kids and their families than other children’s charity."
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals were founded with only two principles in mind:
1. Help as many children as possible by raising funds for children’s hospitals.
2. Keep funds in the community in which they were raised to help local children.
Today there are over 170 children’s hospitals nationwide, all sharing the common goal, “to help sick and injured kids in local communities.
Since 1984, Dairy Queen and DQ Grill & Chill restaurants across the United States have raised more than $100 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
“We are most grateful to the Dairy Queen organization for the generous support extended to Beaumont Children’s Hospital and Children’s Miracle Network.,” says Dr. Brian Berman, pediatrician-in-chief of Beaumont Children’s Hospital. “Support of this sort helps us immeasurably in our mission to provide advanced care to the ones that matter most – the children and families of our community.”
Why not celebrate this first day of Spring with a free cone for charity. Click here for your nearest participating Michigan Dairy Queen’s locations.