As some of you know, there are some things that are very dear to my heart. One of the things is helping non-profits that work toward ending cancer. As someone who lost a dear friend to cancer as a child, it is a cause that is very dear to my heart and I love helping when I can. Of course, one of my favorites is The Cure Starts Now. Every year, they do a fun charity with Graeter’s ice cream – Cones for the Cure – and have a special flavor available at most Graeter’s locations – Elena’s Blueberry Pie ice cream. This year, Graeter’s and The Cure Starts Now are trying to raise $100,000 to help the cause and, of course, giveaway free ice cream!
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 $6.7 million in groundbreaking pediatric brain cancer research. With 26 chapters in 3 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 who 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.
One of the cool things they are doing as part of this promotion is a cool photo contest! The top 5 photos will be selected by WLWT and 96 Rock by 9/19/16 for final voting by followers of “Cones for the Cure” Facebook site – the picture with the most “likes” wins. The grand prize winner will receive a Party Pack of ice cream courtesy of Graeter’s. The winner will be announced on 10/1/16 on the Cones for the Cure Facebook page! To enter, you must use the hashtag – #conesforthecure ! For more, make sure to read the official rules here!
Free Ice Cream
Want the chance to try this awesome ice cream for yourself? Sunday September 18th is the second free ice cream day from 3-8 PM at Cincinnati, Cleveland, Chicago, Columbus, Dayton and Pittsburgh Graeter’s stores. While you are there, make sure to donate $1 or $5 to the cause while you enjoy your free ice cream. By donating $5, you also get an awesome Graeter’s coupon book!
Are you planning on helping the cause? Make sure to learn more by visiting Cones for the Cure on Facebook!
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