Grater's Cones for the Cure a benefit for The Cure Starts Now

DIPG Warrior CeCe

Graeter's Cones for the Cure is about more than just ice cream. Your support makes a difference for kids fighting cancer by helping to fund groundbreaking research. Each of our Cones Ambassador Warriors has their own story to tell about their battle and how much your support means to them.


CeCe was a 6 year old and was the most loving sister to two younger siblings, Lillie and Rose. Being the oldest, she was the leader of the pack and loved to let Mom know when someone is not following the rules. She loved playing golf with her Dad and when asked how she would describe herself, she said, "I love animals, although I am not too pleased with Donald," - Donald is her standard poodle who tends to get in her way pretty often.

CeCe was a year into her fight against DIPG and took her treatments in stride. She attended kindergarten as much as she could, this past year in between her clinical trials and had a summer filled with swimming, going to as many parks and playgrounds as possible and spending time with her besties. When she was at home, you would have most certainly found her painting or creating a beautiful piece of art as she planned to be an artist when she grew up. Her name, Crescentia, means "to grow" and we saw her grow and blossom despite this diagnosis. She gained her angel wings on August 11th 2023.

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Elena's Blueberry Pie

In 2008, in support of The Cure Starts Now, Graeter’s ice cream auctioned off a once in a lifetime chance to create your own flavor. The winners of the auction worked with Graeter's to help develop a flavor to honor Elena Desserich, the inspiration for The Cure Starts Now. Now a Limited Edition seasonal flavor, Elena's Blueberry Pie honors the memories of all young lives affected by pediatric cancer and supports The Cure Starts Now's mission to find the Homerun Cure for all cancers.


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