Graeter’s Ice Cream Raises $290,000 For "The Cure Starts Now" Charity
Graeter’s continues to pave the way for sufficient cancer research funding
Graeter’s Ice Cream completed its annual Cones for the Cure campaign – an 11-day event that offers guests a unique way to support The Cure Starts Now and pediatric brain cancer research. This record-breaking year, Graeter’s will donate $290,000 as a result of guest support, company donations and ice cream sales of the seasonal favorite, Elena’s Blueberry Pie ice cream.
All 55 Graeter’s retail stores participated in this year’s fundraising effort, with many stores setting new individual records. The Cure Starts Now’s Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board, Keith Desserich shares, “Graeter’s has been an incredible partner for The Cure Starts Now for the last 15 years. We are so pleased with the results of this year’s campaign and are proud to have Graeter’s as part of The Cure Starts Now family. Their dedication to the cause has significantly helped us continue the fight for the Homerun Cure® for cancer.”
In addition to Cones for the Cure, Graeter’s also donates a portion of the proceeds from every pint of their seasonal ice cream flavor, Elena’s Blueberry Pie to The Cure Starts Now. The campaign continues to surpass donation goals year after year, demonstrating the community’s love for Elena’s Blueberry Pie ice cream.
“Ice cream is a family-centric business, and it’s our privilege to help families through the good times and the bad,” shares Chip Graeter, 4th generation Graeter’s family member. ”The Cones for the Cure annual event allows us to have a positive impact in the community and with the families we serve. This year’s donation not only surpassed previous years, but has led to a total of more than $1.675 million in donations from the Cones for the Cure event over the past decade. This has always been a great showing of families supporting families.”