If you live near a Graeter’s Ice Cream, you are probably already in love with their scrumptious frozen treats. Now there is even more of a reason to love them – their commitment to help put an end to childhood cancer. During the month of September, Graeter’s Ice Cream is once again teaming up with The Cure Starts Now for Cones for the Cure to help in the fight against childhood cancer.
About The Cure Starts Now and Elena’s Blueberry Pie Ice Cream:
Started in 2007 in tribute to a 6-year-old girl named Elena Desserich, The Cure Starts Now Foundation has revolutionized cancer research worldwide with its focus on a “homerun cure” for all cancers. The Cure Starts Now has funded over $3.6 million in pediatric brain cancer research. With over 25 chapters in 2 countries, The Cure Starts Now is making a difference in the fight against cancer. The Cure Starts Now has also been recognized by The Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, People Magazine, Inside Edition and media worldwide for the inspiration it offers to all that fight cancer.
Elena’s Blueberry Pie Ice Cream was named after Elena as part of a wish donated by Graeter’s to The Cure Starts Now’s annual Once in a Lifetime Gala & Auction. The Groteke family won the wish and invented the flavor in 2008. Elena’s heart painting is the inspiration for the pint design. A portion of the proceeds from every scoop benefits The Cure Starts Now.
Want to help fight childhood cancer? Between September 10-20, Graeter’s will be holding their annual Cones for the Cure campaign. If you visit a participating Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, and Chicago Graeter’s location during this time, you will have the opportunity to donate a $1 or $5 “Cone for the Cure.” Graeter’s will also offer a $20 savings booklet for every donation of $5 or more to The Cure Starts Now. In 2014, $75,000 was raised in just two weeks!
As part of Cones for the Cure, you will have the chance to win free Graeter’s Ice Cream for a year. How awesome would that be? All you need to do is to like the Cones for the Cure Facebook page and then upload your unique photo that shows you demonstrating your love for Graeter’s Ice Cream. Be sure to use the hashtag #conesforthecure.
In addition, Graeter’s will be giving away FREE scoops of Elena’s Blueberry Pie ice cream on two secret days during the campaign. To find out when the next giveaway day is, be sure to follow Cones for the Cure on Facebook and Twitter for the next announcement.
If you have a Graeter’s near you, I hope you will visit sometime during September, get a scoop of Elena’s Blueberry Pie ice cream, and help support childhood cancer research. To learn more about this awesome campaign, be sure to visit the Cones for the Cure website.