Eat Ice Cream, Cure Cancer


It’s baaaack!! The Cure Starts Now and Graeter’s team up once again this September in their annual Cones for the Cure campaign. This year (2015) the campaign will take place September 10-20 at participating Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, and Chicago Graeter’s locations.

So what’s the deal? How can you help find the “homerun cure” for pediatric cancer? Glad you asked! During Cones for the Cure, visit a Graeter’s store and have the opportunity to donate a $1 or $5 for “Cone for the Cure.” Graeter’s is offering $20 savings booklet for every donation of $5 or more. Graeter’s will be giving away FREE scoops of Elena’s Blueberry Pie ice cream on two secret days during the campaign. In 2014, $75,000 was raised in just two weeks…let’s try to bet that for 2015!!

For even more fun be sure to join the fun social media photo contest, where ice cream lovers can get creative and show their love for Graeter’s ice cream. This contest is designed to be a friendly competition between family and friends to demonstrate who has the most love for Graeter’s ice cream. The photo contest is a fun event for all ages. All you need is a cone, cup or pint of Graeter’s ice cream, a camera and a unique idea. Facebook users, simply “like” the “Cones for the Cure” Facebook page and upload your unique photo to be in the running to win the ultimate grand prize of free “Graeter’s for a Year”. Be sure to use #conesforthecure when sharing your photos on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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.

The kick off for this year starts Thursday, September 10th! Be sure to “like” Cones for the Cure on Facebook ( and Twitter (@ConesfortheCure) so you can be the first to get the “inside scoop” about free ice cream days, giveaways and more!

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