“Sometimes the best way to cure cancer is with a little cream and sugar” – Keith Desserich
The Cure Starts Now and Graeter’s team up once again this September in their annual Cones for the Cure campaign. This two-week long campaign will take place September 3-15 at participating Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Lexington, Louisville and Indianapolis Graeter’s locations to help spread the word about The Cure Starts Now and its mission to find a cure for all cancers by focusing on pediatric brain cancer.
How it all got 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. In just
7 years, The Cure Starts Now has raised over $2 million for pediatric brain cancer research. With 27
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 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 gala. 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.
As part of their continued support for The Cure Starts Now, Graeter’s will be giving away free scoops of Elena’s Blueberry Pie ice cream to customers two times during the month of September! Yeah for free ice cream and fighting cancer!
Plus…during Cones for the Cure, guests that visit a Graeter’s store during the campaign period have the opportunity to donate a $1 or $5 “Cone for the Cure.” Graeter’s will also offer a $15 savings booklet for every donation of $5 or more to The Cure Starts Now. Be sure to “like” the Cones for the Cure Facebook page at
for the latest news about the campaign.
New for 2014! We are excited to have Walgreens on board for Cones for the Cure! From September 18-
September 30 Walgreens shoppers will have the ability to donate $1 or $5 to Cones for the Cure upon
checkout. This will be for Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus area stores ONLY.