(PRWEB) August 26, 2014
Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri, the National Goodwill Ambassador for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, visited patients at PSE&G Children’s Specialized Hospital and delivered Blizzard® Treats during the ninth annual Dairy Queen® Miracle Treat Day, August 14, 2014. One dollar or more from every Blizzard® Treat sold at participating locations will be donated to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®, a charity that raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada, including Children's Specialized Hospital.
Children’s Specialized Hospital will receive donations made in central and northern New Jersey Dairy Queens. In 2013, 34 North and Central NJ Dairy Queens participated in Miracle Treat Day and raised $24,578 for Children’s Specialized Hospital. This year, 44 North and Central NJ Dairy Queens have signed up to participate in Miracle Treat Day. These donations will help the hospital provide life changing services to children affected by brain injury, spinal cord injury, premature birth, autism, developmental delays, and life-changing illnesses.
“It was a true pleasure visiting the children here at PSE&G Children’s Specialized Hospital,” said Davuluri. “Seeing the joy on their faces as we handed out the Blizzards touched me knowing that we were able to make their day just a little bit brighter.”
Since 1989, Miss America titleholders have supported Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, helping with fundraising and visiting hospitalized children. Miss Davuluri served as the honorary spokesperson for DQ® Miracle Treat Day.
Amy B. Mansue, president and CEO of Children’s Specialized Hospital thanks everyone who supports Miracle Treat Day.
“We look forward to Miracle Teat Day each year because it brings national awareness to the thousands of medically complex children we treat each year and the tremendous need for support," Mansue said. "Miracle Treat Day has become such a celebration of life and hope, as well as a fundraiser that draws support from people from all walks of life who are eager to help the children in their cities and towns who need it the most. Thank you Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and the Dairy Queen system for your continued collaboration and for everyone who buys a Blizzard in honor of our kids.”
Since 1984, Dairy Queen has raised over $100 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals – including $3.5 million from Miracle Treat Day in 2013. The money raised in New Jersey on Miracle Treat Day will support rehabilitative services for disabled children at Children’s Specialized Hospital locations throughout the state.
Children’s Specialized Hospital, the largest pediatric rehabilitation hospital in the country, treats children affected by brain injury, spinal cord injury, premature birth, autism, developmental delays, and life-changing illnesses at twelve sites throughout New Jersey. Services include outpatient therapies, physician specialty services, acute rehabilitation, medical day care and long-term care through its sites in Bayonne, Clifton, Egg Harbor Township, Mountainside, Toms River, Fanwood, Hamilton, New Brunswick, Newark and Roselle Park as well as outreach programs in many communities. Children's Specialized Hospital is an affiliate member of the Robert Wood Johnson Health System and a proud member of the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation supports the programs and services of the hospital. The Foundation is ranked among the top six pediatric hospital foundations in the country. To help, or find more information: call 888-CHILDRENS; visit http://www.childrens-specialized.org; Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/childrensspecialized; Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/childrensspecnj; YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/cshnj; LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/children's-specialized-hospital.
About Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity's Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit's mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children's hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.
American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.
About Miss America
The Miss America Organization is one of the nation's leading achievement programs and the world's largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women. Last year, the Miss America Organization and its state and local organizations made available more than $45 million in cash and scholarship assistance, helping young women all across the country to reach their dreams and goals. For more information, go to http://www.missamerica.org.