On Thursday, July 25, DQ West in downtown Mankato is encouraging the local community to purchase a Blizzard to benefit our local Children’s Specialty Clinic on the Wickersham campus.


For every Blizzard® Treat sold during the 14th Annual DQ® Miracle Treat Day, DQ West will donate $1 to our local children’s center on the Wickersham campus.   Children’s Miracle Hospitals® (CMNH) raises funds and awareness for 170 children’s hospitals across the U.S. and Canada including the one in Mankato.


“We do this to help save and improve the lives of children locally. These families need our support and together we can make a difference”, states JoRae Galli Storm, second generation operator. DQ West has been in the Galli family since 1990 and operates as a seasonal business. Three generations are employed at this local store.

Pre-orders are encouraged for larger pick-up orders.   Pre-orders will be accepted through July 24th via drop off, fax or phone by calling (507)388-6451.   Order form can be found on their Facebook page under “menu” https://www.facebook.com/pg/dqwestmankato.


Last year, Dairy Queen operators across the U.S. and Canada combined to raise more than $4 million on Miracle Treat Day for their local CMN Hospitals. Since 1984, the Dairy Queen system has raised more than $125 million for the charity through various fundraising efforts.