Tottenham DQ participates in ‘Miracle Treat Day’

August 17, 2016   ·   0 Comments

On Miracle Treat Day, “Miracle Kid” Hartley proves a Blizzard Treat from Tottenham Dairy Queen is thick enough to hold upside down!



By Wendy Gabrek
The Tottenham Dairy Queen store participated in Miracle Treat Day Aug. 11 where the net proceeds from every Blizzard® Treat sold, were donated to the Children’s Miracle Network® member hospital – Sick Kids.
This year was the most successful year ever for the campaign, offering support to the more than 4,900 children who visit a Children’s Miracle Network member hospital each day across Canada – battling illnesses such as cancer, injury or genetic disease.
Dairy Queen and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals have been “Putting Money Where the Miracles Are” since 1984. This partnership has provided life-saving treatments to kids from across the U.S. and Canada.
To date, more than $115 million has been raised through donations from DQ Fans and franchisees, all of which stays local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care.
Just over a week ago, local franchise owner John Lockyer was announced as the recipient of one of the top awards for Sick Kid’s fundraising. Mr. Lockyer owns both the Orangeville Dairy Queen location as well as one in Tottenham. Between the two stores, $70,000 was raised last year alone for Miracle Treat Day.
“We have been blown away by how generous people are, both in Orangeville and in Tottenham,” Mr. Lockyer said. “It’s fantastic to see the amount of people who come by to support, both by purchasing Blizzards or through being community volunteers for the day.”
In the 14 years Lockyer’s Dairy Queen stores have participated in Miracle Treat Day, more than $420,000 has been raised for Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto.
Because of this, Mr. Lockyer now refers to Miracle Treat Day as “Dairy Queen Christmas” because it’s a day his entire staff look forward to.
In Tottenham, Miracle Kid “Hartley” was on hand to put a face to the important work Miracle Treat Day helps fund, while spreading cheer to all those who bought a Blizzard.
Members of the New Tecumseth Fire Department, Station 3 Tottenham, were also on hand, as was Town Crier, Ralph Wilding as well as an assorted selected of local dignitaries and special guest servers.
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With files from Tabitha Wells

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