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Dairy Queen is selling Miracle Balloons today through July 25 to bring healing and happiness to local kids!

Cool off this summer with a sweet cold treat and donate to Cincinnati Children’s while you’re at it! Now through July 25 you can purchase a Miracle Balloon at participating DQ locations to help kids treated at our hospital. Also, make sure to mark your calendar for Miracle Treat Day happening on July 25.

DQ helps support kids like Gideon, who was born eight weeks early in Texas to a drug addicted mother and weighed only three pounds at birth. He also had one of the worst cases of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) that his doctors had ever seen. His tiny body was in withdrawal from the drugs he was exposed to in the womb, leading to seizures, trouble feeding, severe pain and more. Today, Gideon is 10 and thriving. He loves school, reading, writing and playing. His favorite summer activities are swimming and visiting Kings Island. A spunky and energetic kid, he enjoys all kinds of sports. He’s also obsessed with superheroes, which is fitting, because he is one!

DQ has been a proud partner of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since 1984 and has raised nearly $150 million for local children’s hospitals. Their support has brought healing and happiness to kids treated in our hospital in numerous ways — the over $38,000 in donations have helped support equipment, awareness and life-saving research.

Guests visiting participating Greater Cincinnati DQ locations supporting Cincinnati Children’s can purchase a paper Miracle Balloon to publicly pledge support and receive $2 or $5 in discount coupons good for food or treat on their next visit.

The DQ system’s annual Miracle Balloon campaign caps off with Miracle Treat Day on July 25 where $1 or more from every Blizzard® Treat sold at participating DQ locations will benefit local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Ways to celebrate:

  1. Invite your friends and family to visit a participating DQ location to get your treat on!
  2. Donate to help kids like Gideon
  3. Share your visit on social media using #MiracleTreatDay

What’s your favorite Blizzard Treat? Tell us in the comments!