Local DQ's pitch in to help Children's Miracle Network

Local DQ’s pitch in to help Children’s Miracle

CARLINVILLE (Aug. 9, 2018) – Nathan and Stephanie Stewart of Standard City, along with their young son Leyon, know all too well the importance that children’s hospitals can play in ordinary life.

Leyon spent several months in the hospital after being born, but is now in the care of his parents at their home.

Leyon was able to help celebrate Miracle Treat Day Thursday at the Carlinville Dairy Queen.

Dairy Queen’s all across the country Thursday raised money for the Children’s Miracle Network, of which Leyon is a participant.

Rose Scheldt, operator of the Carlinville and Gillespie Dairy Queen locations, said that $2 for every blizzard sold on Thursday will go directly to the St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Cardinal Glennon Hospital for financial support to these young patients.

The festivities included some of the Carlinville High School cheerleaders who did face painting and offered wash off tattoos to those in the restaurant. A deejay performed Thursday evening and first responders also participated.

A coloring contest was also held with first, second and third place prizes awarded.

Since 1984, Dairy Queen and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals have partnered to provide life-saving treatments to kids from across the U.S. and Canada. To date, more than $135 million has been raised through donations from Dairy Queen fans and franchisees, all of which stays local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care.

For more than 10 years, the Dairy Queen system has celebrated Miracle Treat Day. Thanks to the generosity of local DQ stores and our Fans, over $2 million was donated to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the United States. These donations help provide support for over 32 million patient visits each year to local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Madison, S.D., population 6,400,  had a record of 44,657 blizzards sold on Aug. 9, surpassing its total by over 4,000 from one year earlier.

Nathan, Stephanie and Leyon Stewart of Standard City enjoyed a visit to the Carlinville Dairy Queen Thursday for Miracle Treat Day, which raises money for the Children’s Miracle Network. 

Dane Rosentreter, left, gets a temporary tattoo applied by Carlinville cheerleaders Briana Sanchez, Caroline Gibbel, Mia Verticchio and Madison Gillock Thursday at the Carlinville Dairy Queen.