The Club Mom is proud to be partnering with The Cure Starts Now & Graeters again this year for the Cones for the Cure Campaign. Started in 2007, as tribute to Elena Desserich. Elena was a beautiful, artistic, 6 year old resident of my hometown, Wyoming, Ohio, who lost her battle to pediatric brain cancer.
Graeter’s will once again offer one of its most iconic seasonal flavors, Elena’s Blueberry Pie – a special flavor that was created by a Cincinnati family in support of The Cure Starts Now – throughout September. “We created this special ice cream flavor more than a decade ago and have been committed to the cause ever since. We’re eager to raise even more funds for such an important cause and continue to support The Cure Starts Now.”
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.
From September 5th through September 15th, guests in the Graeter’s retail scoop shops will have the opportunity to make a donation directly to The Cure Starts Now.
With over 40 chapters worldwide, The Cure Starts Now has quickly gained acclaim as one of the fastest growing cancer research charities and one of the first ones to advocate a home-run strategy for cancer research. Many experts believe that the lessons we learn from fighting pediatric brain cancer may in fact provide us the critical first step in winning the battle against all forms of cancer, both pediatric and adult. Since 2007, The Cure Starts Now has funded $12.5 million in DIPG/Home-run Cure cancer research at institutions.
Graeter’s will also offer a coupon booklet with up to $25 in savings for every donation of $5 or more while supplies last.
“Graeter’s has been such an excellent partner and we feel so blessed that this Cincinnati-based family brand ishelping to support a cause that started right here in Cincinnati,” shared Keith Desserich, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board at The Cure Starts Now.
“Through Graeter’s efforts, we’ve raised more than $770,000 in new cancer research funding and have been able to fund clinical trials that some of this year’s heroes are taking part in. We are so thrilled to continue this partnership, and raise even more!”
Graeter’s Ice Cream produces craft ice cream using a French Pots®, a small batch, artisanal method of production dating back over a century. Graeter’s has won the hearts of ice cream enthusiasts across the country as well as the respect of the nation’s most influential foodies.
Tasted among 13 national brands, Graeter’s was voted the #1 Vanilla Ice Cream by MyRecipes.com in 2019. Graeter’s was also chosen as “Best Ice Cream” by The Columbus Dispatch in their 2018 CBus Top Picks. Famous for their signature chocolate chips, the Cincinnati-based company remains family owned and operated and continues to handcraft ice cream 2½ gallons at a time.
Today, Graeter’s currently has 55 retail stores and ship over 300,000 pints annually for online mail order sales. Graeter’s can also be found in more than 4,000 grocery stores in 46 states. Visit www.graeters.com for more information.