If you’re like me, you probably grew up with one or more heroes. I remember at age five thinking Superman was the bravest person on the planet. He was my hero and I faithfully wore my very own homemade Superman costume just to be like him.
As an adult, I still believe in heroes – people throughout history who have made a profound difference in all of our lives – but even more so, to me the real heroes are the young children who face incredible odds just to make it through each day. They are the unsung heroes, patients in children’s hospitals all over North America who, instead of playing soccer or the violin or dressing up like their favorite caped crusader, battle diseases such as leukemia or medulloblastoma. These children face at a very young age what most of us can’t ever imagine having to deal with during our lifetime and they do it with courage and grace.
Children’s Miracle Network raises money and awareness for 170 hospitals throughout North America. Each year these hospitals provide the finest medical care to help millions of children. Dairy Queen®, which has long been a cause partner of Children’s Miracle Network, will celebrate the fourth annual North American Miracle Treat Day on August 13. On that Thursday, participating DQ® stores all over the U.S. and Canada will donate $1 or more to their local Children’s Miracle Network hospitals for every Blizzard® Treat sold. Last year, $5.7 million was raised to help children and families.
Can you think of a better way to cool off this summer and simultaneously help children in need?
I hope you will join us at your favorite Dairy Queen location on August 13 to help create smiles and stories while we make miracles for our littlest heroes. For more information visit MiracleTreatDay.com!