About The 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. The Cure Starts Now has funded over $6.7 million in groundbreaking pediatric brain cancer research. With 26 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 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.
Last year’s campaign raised nearly $100,000 for The Cure Starts Now to fund groundbreaking pediatric brain cancer research. Help us raise over $100,000 this year by making a $1 or $5 donation at any Cincinnati, Cleveland, Chicago, Columbus, Dayton, Indianapolis, Lexington, Louisville and Pittsburgh Graeter’s store!
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