Dairy Queens host Blizzard Benefit

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey
By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey
By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey
By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

PHOENIX -- Craving a cold treat on this hot day? Well, you can indulge in a refreshing Blizzard and help a good cause at the same time.

Good Morning Arizona's Heidi Goitia got the scoop Thursday on Dairy Queen's Blizzard Benefit. For one day only, 50 Dairy Queens across Arizona will donate at least one dollar from every Blizzard sold to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

The organization raises funds for 170 children's hospitals across the United States and Canada. Locally, Phoenix Children's Hospital will benefit from the event.

Last year, Valley Dairy Queens raised $55K during the Blizzard Benefit. And more than $5 million was raised at locations across North America and Canada. Since 1984, Dairy Queen has raised more than $90 million for Children's Miracle Network, making them one of the top ten contributors to the charity.

"It's nice to be able to give back," says Katy Lee, Dairy Queen spokesperson. "It's nice to be able to give back to the children, and also give people a reason to enjoy a Blizzard on a hot summer day."

The event runs Thursday, August 8, from 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

For more information and a list of participating Dairy Queens, visit Miracletreatday.com.