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Enjoy a Free Cone at Dairy Queen and Support Children's of Alabama March 15
BIRMINGHAM – Tuesday, March 15 marks Free Cone Day, when participating Dairy Queen locations in Alabama will offer customers a free vanilla soft-serve cone, and, in turn, ask customers to consider donating to Children’s of Alabama.

Donations will be collected for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH), which raises funds to help save the lives of children treated at 170 children’s hospitals in the U.S. and Canada. All donations collected on Free Cone Day stay in the local community to support children at area CMN Hospitals.

Last year, a total of $140,000 was raised and more than 1,330 cones per store were served during Free Cone Day.

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International Dairy Queen Inc., (IDQ), based in Minneapolis, Minn., is the parent company of American Dairy Queen Corporation. Through its subsidiaries, IDQ develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,600 locations in the United States, Canada and 27 other countries. IDQ is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (Berkshire), which is led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire. For more information, visit

Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama. Ranked among the best pediatric medical centers in the nation by US News & World Report, Children’s provided care for youngsters from every county in Alabama, 41 other states and eight foreign countries last year, representing more than 677,000 outpatient visits and more than 15,000 inpatient admissions. With more than 2 million square feet, Children’s is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. More information is available at