Five Dairy Queen restaurants in New Mexico will host a "Blizzard Benefit" July 4-7, donating 25 cents from every sale of any size and flavor of Blizzard Flavor Treat to Children's Hospital of New Mexico.

The benefit is part of Dairy Queen's Red, White and Blue promotion, which will run throughout the month of July. Dairy Queen system is partnering with the American Legion Family to celebrate America, honor the nation's military and veterans and raise $1 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

The New Mexico restaurants also are proclaiming Saturday, July 6 as "American Legion/Military Day." Members of the American Legion Family, as well as military personnel and veterans showing proper membership or military identification cards, will receive a free five-ounce sundae.

Participating DQ operators will have military vehicles at their locations on July 6 and the UNM Hospital Lifeguard helicopter also will visit several locations that day.

The Dairy Queen promotion is anchored by the introduction of the limited-time All American Blizzard Flavor Treat, featuring Red, White and Blue M&M's Candies. New Mexico restaurants participating are:

  • DQ Montgomery and Louisiana 4104 Louisiana NE 505-883-8716
  • DQ Coors and Montano - 6100 Coors Blvd. NW 505-897-3322
  • DQ 5900 Eubank NE 505-298-5900 · DQ Rio Rancho 2116 Southern Blvd. 505-994-2044
  • DQ Grants 1035 W. Highway 6 505-287-2070

    Participating Dairy Queen restaurants are open Monday Sunday, 11 a.m. 10 p.m.

    Dairy Queen also will raise money for Children's Hospital of New Mexico and other Children's Miracle Network Hospitals by selling Miracle Flag icons for a $1 donation and collecting spare change.

    Children's Miracle Network (CMN) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping kids by raising funds and awareness for 170 children's hospitals throughout North America. The Dairy Queen system has been a national sponsor of Children's Miracle Network since 1984 and has raised more than $44 million for children's hospitals.

    Children's Hospital of New Mexico is designated as a "CMN" hospital and serves more than 50,000 New Mexico children every year. The hospital offers the most advanced care for children available in New Mexico and has the highest level of intensive care available for children suffering from an illness or injury. Pediatric physicians specialize in many areas including pediatric surgery, neonatology, oncology, cardiology, pulmonary and much more.


    Contact: Sam Giammo, 272-3322