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Ferland, Harvey the Hound to help out at Miracle Treat Day

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames

CALGARY, AB -- Calgary Flames forward Micheal Ferland and Flames’ mascot Harvey the Hound will join kids and their families who have benefitted from the specialized care of the Alberta Children’s Hospital tomorrow afternoon to serve Blizzards as part of the 13th annual Miracle Treat Day.

All proceeds from Blizzard Treats sold at participating Dairy Queens in southern Alberta and any monetary gifts made in store will be donated to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation where more than 90,000 kids rely on care from the Alberta Children’s Hospital each year.

Miracle Treat Day is a one-day, national fundraising event that donates 100 per cent of proceeds from all Blizzard Treats sold to local children’s hospitals through Children’s Miracle Network. Last year, more than $400,000 was raised for the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation during Miracle Treat Day, bringing the total raised to more than $4.6 million in support of the hospital’s highest priority needs.

Children’s Miracle Network and Dairy Queen Canada have partnered for more than 20 years to support local children’s hospitals.

Media are invited to attend.

WHAT: 13th annual Miracle Treat Day – in store event

PHOTO OPP: Calgary Flames forward Micheal Ferland, Flames’ mascot Harvey the Hound, ambassador families from the Alberta Children’s Hospital and other special guests serving up Blizzards

WHERE:DQ Grill and Chill - 5308-68 Avenue S.E.

WHEN: Thursday, August 13, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. – 1 p.m.

WHO: Micheal Ferland, Calgary Flames forward

Violet McDonald, 2014 Champion Child as part of Children's Miracle Network Champions Presented by Walmart

Cody Trembecki, 2013 Champion Child as part of Children's Miracle Network Champions Presented by Walmart

Meghan Kociuba, Manager Community Initiatives and Events – Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation

ABOUT ALBERTA CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION

The Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation inspires our community to invest in excellence in child health, research and family centred care. Through the generosity of donors, the Foundation provides funding for innovative programs, state-of-the-art equipment, advanced medical training and internationally-recognized pediatric research. Learn more at www.childrenshospital.ab.ca

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