Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Like I Need Another Reason to Feed My Addiction

If you read this blog regularly, you'll know that I have a little problem with Dairy Queen. I can't say no to the stuff. I'll never seek it out on my own, but if anyone ever says ... "Hey Lisa, do you wanna go to Dairy Queen?" I am incapable of forming the word "No." This lead to a bit of a pudge gain around exam time in April, which I'm still trying to work off.

This Thursday (August 9th ... yeah, that's right ... tomorrow) is Dairy Queen's Miracle Treat Day. What does that mean? Proceeds from every Blizzard sold goes to the Children's Miracle Network.

Here's the press release from CNW Telbec:

Country singer Carolyn Dawn Johnson named honorary spokesperson of annual Dairy Queen(R) Miracle Treat Day

BURLINGTON, ON, Aug. 7 /CNW/ - When is a mass of summer blizzard activity throughout Canada and the United States a good forecast? On Thursday,August 9, because it's not about the weather; it's about helping kids in need.That's the day Dairy Queen(R) will host the 2nd-annual North American "Miracle Treat Day" to benefit Children's Miracle Network. Miracle Treat Day began as a Canadian initiative to raise funds five years ago and was so successful that the concept was adopted by Dairy Queen locations across the US.

During Miracle Treat Day, participating Dairy Queen and DQ Grill &Chill(R) locations will donate proceeds from every Blizzard(R) sold to Children's Miracle Network, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for 14 Canadian children's hospitals, and a total of 170 children's hospitals across North America.

Carolyn Dawn Johnson, a national goodwill ambassador for Children's Miracle Network, is this year's honorary spokesperson for Dairy Queen's Miracle Treat Day. Johnson, a popular country pop singer, was raised in Deadwood, Alberta. She has worked with the Children's Miracle Network since2003. Johnson will be part of this year's Country Music Association Awards in September, where she won last year's Female Artist of the Year Award.

"Miracle Treat Day is about raising funds for children's hospitals across Canada," said Johnson. "If you want to do something for your local children's hospitals, buying a Blizzard on August 9th is an easy and delicious way to make an impact."

Dairy Queen has been a supporter of Children's Miracle Network since1984, raising more than $65 million during that time.

"Carolyn's songs and voice have been inspiring her fans for years," said Jean Champagne, COO for International Dairy Queen. "We are proud to have her as our honorary spokesperson. Canada raised $1.5 million through last year's Miracle Treat Day and Carolyn's here to help us beat that amount this year."

Instead of snow-filled blizzards, Dairy Queen will serve up a variety of Blizzard Flavour Treats during Miracle Treat Day including the August Blizzard
of the Month, Oreo(R). The Oreo Blizzard debuted in late 1985, the Blizzard's inaugural year, and to this day remains the most popular flavour.

For more information about Dairy Queen or to find a location, visit To join the Blizzard Fan Club, log on to The DQ site for kids 13 and younger is

So ... if you ever needed a reason to get a blizzard, this is it. Oh - and be careful about asking me to go with you ... I won't be able to say no.

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