This post is to bring awareness to the foundation and the connection with Graeter’s. I was sent some items in exchange. All opinions are my own.
So what is Cones for the Cure?
The popular Elena’s Blueberry Pie flavor is back for the month of September! A portion of all proceeds for this flavor is donated directly to The Cure Starts Now Foundation.
But what is The Cure Starts Now Foundation?
Well, it isn’t just your basic Cancer Charity. It was started to help cure DIPG brain cancer, which is highly aggressive and very difficult to treat. How it started was sad but also sweet.
The Desserichs wrote a blog about their daughter’s fight with DIPG. It got noticed nationwide! Elena knew her condition was terminal. So she left notes all around the house. These notes were made into a book called “Notes Left Behind” and all copies sold go to benefit the foundation.
Awesome Fact: The foundation only has 7 full-time staff! But keeps 30 chapters worldwide. And how about this: Over 97 cents of $1 goes straight to research!
A collaboration with Graeter’s to create a special flavor only released in September was put in place to benefit the foundation.
- Head into Graeter’s and purchase a scoop or pint of Elena’s Blueberry Pie.
- Donate any amount at any Graeter’s store without making a purchase.
Donate over $5 and you get this:
a booklet worth over $20 in Graeter’s savings.
One last thing! There are 2 days where you can try Elena’s Blueberry Pie for free! Go into scoop shops on September 7th between 4-8pm to try it yourself. The second date will be announced soon so be on the lookout!