Graeter's offers free ice cream to fight cancer

Posted at 7:52 AM, Sep 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-10 07:52:00-04

CINCINNATI — Eating Graeter’s ice cream never tasted so good.

The company is giving away scoops of Elena’s Blueberry Pie ice cream in a sugar cone Thursday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. as part of their annual Cones for the Cure campaign.

All that Graeter’s asks in turn is that people make a donation to the Cure Starts Now Cancer Research Foundation. The foundation’s mission, championed by Mount Saint Joseph University basketball player Lauren Hill, is to find a cure for pediatric brain cancer.  Hill campaigned for the Cure Starts Now as she battled a rare form of the disease herself. Hill died earlier this year.

Greater’s Cones For the Cure campaign is an annual event for the company. Last year, the event raised $75,000 for pediatric cancer research.

People unable to get a free scoop of ice cream Thursday will have a second opportunity for a free scoop later in the month. People can also make donations at all Graeter's locations starting today through Sept. 20.

To learn more about the free ice cream giveaway, and the Cure for Cones campaign, follow Graeter’s and the Cure Starts Nowon social media. Or visit the Cones for the Cure website.