The Cure Starts Now and Graeter’s have teamed up again to raise money for the Cones for the Cure campaign! The campaign is running at participating Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Lexington, Louisville, Pittsburgh, and Chicago Graeter’s locations. They will be helping to spread the word about The Cure Starts Now and help the organization find the “homerun cure” for cancer, while focusing on pediatric brain cancer.
Nearly $140,000 was raised in two weeks last year!
The Cure Starts Now will be giving away free scoops of Elena’s Blueberry Pie ice cream to customers on two days during the annual campaign! In addition, you can make a $1 or $5 donation to Cones for the Cure. With every $5 donation, Graeter’s will be providing a $20 savings booklet! Keep reading for the secret date for free ice cream!
What is Cones for the Cure?
In 2007, The Cure Starts Now was created to honor a 6-year old girl named Elena who lost her battle with pediatric brain cancer. The foundation has revolutionized cancer research worldwide. In the last seven years, The Cure Starts Now has raised over $7.3 million for pediatric brain cancer research!
The Cure Starts Now is making a difference in the fight against cancer. They have been recognized by The Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, People Magazine, Inside Edition, and through media outlets worldwide!
Why ice cream?
As part of The Cure Starts Now’s annual gala, Graeter’s donated a wish that was won by the Groteke family. In 2008, the Groteke’s invented the blueberry pie flavor and it has become known as Elena’s Blueberry Pie. The design on the pint is a heart painting that was made by Elena. For every scoop of Elena’s Blueberry Pie purchased, a portion of the proceeds goes to The Cure Starts Now.
And now, what you all have been waiting for…
The first free ice cream day is…
Thursday, September 7th from 4-8 pm
(at participating locations in Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Lexington, Louisville, Pittsburgh, and Chicago Graeter’s stores)
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