Forest Lake Times: Family promotes eating ice cream for breakfast in honor of young daughter

What began as one Forest Lake family’s effort to honor the daughter they lost to cancer at age 9 has turned into a worldwide phenomenon dedicated to all children with cancer. Feb. 18 has been deemed “Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day” in honor of the spunky spirit of Scandia Elementary student Malia Peterson, whoContinue reading “Forest Lake Times: Family promotes eating ice cream for breakfast in honor of young daughter”

So what do we mean by “international”?

So what do we mean by “international”? Overwhelmingly, we mean that we have people from 83 different countries– supporting, remembering & celebrating with us this year! Wow!! 83 unique, beautiful, sometimes disagreeing, separate government, COUNTRIES!! How many countries are there anyway?!! Behold, the power of ice cream and a love of kids to unite us!Continue reading “So what do we mean by “international”?”

Paleo? Vegan? Gluten Free? Lactose free? Sugar Free? No problem!

I scream! You scream! We all scream for… ICE CREAM! Who doesn’t love the stuff? Last year we ate A LOT of ice cream on February 18th, but had a few folks who wanted to participate but couldn’t eat it due to dietary restrictions. This event is really all about supporting some pretty incredible kidsContinue reading “Paleo? Vegan? Gluten Free? Lactose free? Sugar Free? No problem!”

2015 Promotional Materials

This little flyer will be hanging in our local Culvers ice cream shop and our local Children’s hospital is handing it out to all of its oncology kids and families in February, both in-patient and in the clinic!   We are so blessed to be working with them to support more kids in the very place where MaliaContinue reading “2015 Promotional Materials”

Calling ice-cream loving cancer kids (and their parents)!

In remembrance, support or celebration – we’d love to have your family join ours for this event and make it your own.

The Other Side of Cancer – A Poem

It’s literally a trip through hell. If you are lucky, your journey will be an uphill ride Through Dante’s Inferno. As you pedal breathlessly toward the top, Stones slam into you from every direction, tearing you to pieces. And deadly fires close in on you, scorching your soul. The dizzying twists and turns make youContinue reading “The Other Side of Cancer – A Poem”


I have been hoping to get the word out to Celebs to talk up this years event and we just were added to the a website named, which was created by Kevin Bacon.  The site connects celebs with grass root efforts like ours.  There are a few typo’s but I don’t even care right now.  IContinue reading “Featured on SIXDEGREES.ORG”

September – Childhood Cancer Awareness

10,450 children in the United States under the age of 15 will be diagnosed with cancer in 2014. Childhood cancer rates have been rising slightly for the past few decades. 20% of children will not survive 5 years past diagnosis. Cancer is the second leading cause of death in children (after accidents). About 1,350 childrenContinue reading “September – Childhood Cancer Awareness”

Love the Love!

Just heard about the Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day today. It is in honor of a little girl who died of cancer and is celebrating her 13th birthday today in heaven. The day helps to remember the kids fighting cancer or those who lost the fight and are in heaven.

Beyond a 13th Birthday

There are now people literally around the world who are going to join us in eating ice cream to honor, cheer on and remember all the childhood cancer warriors they know. I see the gratefulness of parents and grandparents on line who feel loved and supported in that fight or in their grief, and it is mind blowing. It means so much to them to be remembered. To be acknowledged. To feel loved. Who knew ice cream could do all that?