With temperatures soaring into the mid-30s C, Thursday is the perfect day to buy a Dairy Queen Blizzard to chill off and help charity at the same time.

On Miracle Treat Day, net proceeds from sales of the soft-serve ice-cream dessert blended with sweets ranging from Oreos and cookie dough to cotton candy and Smarties goes to B.C. Children’s Hospital.

In 2018, Dairy Queen stores across B.C. raised more than $460,000 for B.C. Children’s Hospital.

Miracle Treat Day is also a national initiative between Dairy Queen and the Children’s Miracle Network to raise money for sick and injured kids across Canada.

Continent-wide, Dairy Queen has donated $135 million to the Children’s Miracle Network since 1984.

“Over 93,000 kids in B.C. receive care from B.C. Children’s Hospital each year,” said Maria Faccio of the B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation.

“The community donations we receive are critical to helping provide the best health care imaginable for these children. We are immensely grateful for the generous support we receive from Dairy Queen and the British Columbians who make Miracle Treat Day possible.”

There are Dairy Queens in Kelowna, Rutland, West Kelowna, Lake Country, Vernon, Penticton, Osoyoos, Summerland and Armstrong.