Last week you could get free pancakes. Today you can get a free small Dairy Queen cone at participating restaurants. (Most mall outlets are not included.) There is a limit of one cone per customer.

They would like you, as you get your free cone, to make a donation to the Children's Miracle Network.

The Edina-based Dairy Queen company said since 1984, the Dairy Queen system has raised more than $110 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in the United States and Canada.

The network assists 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year. There is one Minnesota hospital in the network, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare in St. Paul.

To find the participating Dairy Queen location nearest you go to