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Graeter’s Ice Cream Sets Record By Raising $225,000 For Pediatric Brain Cancer Research

Graeter’s continues to pave the way for cancer research funding

Cincinnati-based 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 $225,000 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 CEO, Keith Desserich shares, “Graeter’s has been an incredible partner for The Cure Starts Now for the last 13 years. We couldn’t be happier 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.

“A great big shout out and THANK YOU to a growing scoop shop family and our exceptionally generous guests,” shares Chip Graeter, 4th generation family member and co-owner of Graeter’s. ”This year’s donation not only surpassed previous years, but has led to a total of more than $1.4 million in donations from the Graeter’s Cones for the Cure event and our community over the past decade. It’s something that we can do annually to know that we’re really making a difference to the community and the families we serve. It just can’t get any better than that.”

About Graeter’s

Graeter’s Ice Cream produces craft ice cream using 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 in 2019. 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 ships over 600,000 pints annually for online mail order sales. Graeter’s can also be found in more than 4,000 grocery stores in 46 states. Visit for more information.

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