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Cones for the Cure and Graeter’s

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Today kicks off the 2014 Cones for the Cure campaign with Graeter’s! The Cure Starts Now has a mission find the “homerun” cure for all cancers by focusing on pediatric brain cancer.

From September 3-15 at participating Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Lexington, Louisville and Indianapolis Graeter’s locations, guests who visit a Graeter’s store will have the opportunity to donate $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. In 2013, over $52,000 was raised in just two weeks!

New in 2014, Walgreens joins Cones for the Cure! From September 18-September 30 Walgreens shoppers in Cincinnati, Dayton, and Columbus Ohio will have the ability to donate $1 or $5 to Cones for the Cure upon checkout.

What’s better than ice cream? FREE ice cream! Visit and like the Cones for the Cure Facebook page for a free cone PLUS when there’s a free ice cream day, you’ll know!


Cure Starts Now and Elena’s Blueberry Pie Ice Cream

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.

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