Graeter's Cones for the Cure Pediatric Cancer Fundraiser Returns with Free Elena's Blueberry Pie Ice Cream Scoops

Score some free ice cream and raise funds for pediatric cancer during this limited time special.

Elena's Blueberry Pie ice cream - Photo: Provided by Graeter's
Photo: Provided by Graeter's
Elena's Blueberry Pie ice cream

Graeter's Ice Cream is again teaming up with Cincinnati-based charity The Cure Starts Now to raise funds via their Cones for the Cure promotion to fight pediatric cancer.

From Sept. 9 through Sept. 19, Graeter's locations will be offering single scoop sugar cone coupons of their seasonal Elena's Blueberry Pie ice cream to Sweet Rewards loyalty members via their app (joining is free), with the option to donate directly to The Cure Starts Now. Donations can also be made at, where a coupon for a free scoop can be downloaded. 

The ice cream chain teamed up with The Cure Starts Now in 2009 and has since raised over $1 million with the help of its supporters — with $220,500 raised in 2020.

The seasonal ice cream was named in honor of Elena Desserich, a Wyoming child who was diagnosed with pediatric cancer and passed away in 2007 and in whose memory The Cure Starts Now organization was founded. 

“Every year we help raise awareness for The Cure Starts Now with our Cones for the Cure effort and signature Elena’s Blueberry Pie ice cream,” said Chip Graeter, fourth generation co-owner of Graeter’s, in a release. “We partnered with the Cure Starts Now more than a decade ago and have been committed to this cause ever since. This year, more than ever, The Cure Starts Now needs our support. We hope everyone will stop by a scoop shop to learn about Cones for the Cure, get some ice cream and support these children.”

The release explains that the COVID-19 pandemic complicated the efforts of the nonprofit organization by delaying research studies, so they can use all the support they can get. 

Learn more about Cones for the Cure or find your local scoop shop here

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