SIOUX FALLS, S.D.(Press Release)– One of the best treats during the summer is ice cream, so it’s a good thing Miracle Treat Day is back to its historic date in July. This year, national “Miracle Treat Day” is July 28, and more than two dozen locations around South Dakota and Minnesota will participate.
At least $1 from every Blizzard sold on “Miracle Treat Day” and Blizzard coupon sales will go through the Sanford Health Foundation to support kids at Sanford Children’s Hospital. It is the region’s only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. The funds raised support purchases of pediatric specialized equipment, programs like child life and art therapy, and direct child and family assistance.
“We’re looking forward to having ‘Miracle Treat Day’ back in the summer, so families can enjoy a treat on the sweetest day of the year while simultaneously helping kids in our region,” said Erin Sanderson, executive director of Sanford Health Foundation in Sioux Falls. “Every child who needs it deserves the best care, close to home, with access to specialized equipment. It’s events like ‘Miracle Treat Day’ that help raise funds to make this possible.”
The national event moved to the fall in 2021 to allow locations to better prepare after “Miracle Treat Day” was canceled in 2020 because of the pandemic. More than 25 Dairy Queen locations in 22 cities in South Dakota and Minnesota are participating in this year’s event. “Miracle Treat Day” helps raise $120,000 for Sanford Children’s every year.