Today is the first day of spring and what better way to celebrate than with a sweet treat?

Dairy Queen is celebrating "Free Cone Day" by giving everyone a free small vanilla soft-serve ice cream cone at participating locations today (March 20). There is a limit of one cone per person and mall locations aren't participating.

"This day has become a spring tradition and a sign that warmer weather is upon us," Maria Hokanson, executive vice president of marketing for Dairy Queen said.

Now, this special day isn't just about delicious ice cream. It's also a fundraiser for the Children's Miracle Network hospitals.

In the past 30 years, DQ has helped raise more than $130 million for Children's Miracle Network hospitals in its local communities.

Last year, fans and franchisees helped raise nearly $300,000 in one day.

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