2020 Wrap Up

Mark your calendars for next years Eat 🍧 for breakfast day on February 18 because #kidsgetcancertoo. ❤️ #hopeyouwilljoinus #savethedate

THANK YOU to everyone who showed up today on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, in person and in DM’s PMs and text messages all around the world.

This worldwide day of encouragement means SO much to SO many, and we are delighted at all this day has become. What started out as a birthday celebration for one loved girl, has turned into a day that many amazing families claim as their own. And we would have it no other way.

The pages managed by us, are a launching pad. Because of all of YOU, kids with childhood cancer as a part of their story (and their families) felt loved, supported, and seen. That is why we do what we do, Simple. Special. Sweet. With your help, our mission to support the fighting, remember the resting and party on with the survivors was accomplished today.

A shout out to the amazing Christin for the incredible job she did on managing Instagram posts this year; to Alisa for her mad skills putting featured kid profiles together and in promoting the event on Facebook and Twitter.

We, (Annette and Joe), get to mostly show up and love on kids and families and consider it a blessing to honor our daughter Malia’s memory in this unique and special way. As a girl who always wanted to include EVERYONE in her parties, we know she would be amazed and excited to see what her birthday has become.

Until next year, let this day be an inspiration to do good in the world. Be the light to someone in the darkness and remember that #kidsgetcancertoo.

Mark your calendars for next years Eat 🍧 for breakfast day on February 18 because #kidsgetcancertoo. ❤️ #hopeyouwilljoinus #savethedate

2020 Featured Kids and Adults

In 2015, a new tradition began of featuring childhood cancer kids and those who love them, in the “Featured Kids” section, we have now added adult survivors of childhood cancer as well.

If you don’t have a personal connection to childhood cancer, we encourage you to pick one of the featured kids or adults and eat “for” them. Childhood cancer is deeply personal to those who it has touched and we want our awareness to be deeply personal too. Yes, “kids” get cancer, but more specifically… these kids.

Watching their family’s stories evolve has been one of the joys and struggles of doing this year after year. Some of our featured kids have gone on to live full lives, some are still fighting and some have passed away since they were featured.

No matter what happened, the hope is they had more moments of joy because we joined their fight.

Jacob is Resting

By eating #icecreamforbreakfast, I honor all children who have fought or who are fighting a battle with cancer, because #kidsgetcancertoo. Join me on Feb 18.⁠ Who are YOU eating for?

Reese is Celebrating

By eating #icecreamforbreakfast, I honor all children who have fought or who are fighting a battle with cancer, because #kidsgetcancertoo. Join me on Feb 18.⁠ Who are YOU eating for?

Elenor is Fighting

By eating #icecreamforbreakfast, I honor all children who have fought or who are fighting a battle with cancer, because #kidsgetcancertoo. Join me on Feb 18.⁠ Who are YOU eating for?

Daisy is Fighting

By eating #icecreamforbreakfast, I honor all children who have fought or who are fighting a battle with cancer, because #kidsgetcancertoo. Join me on Feb 18.⁠ Who are YOU eating for?

Jake is Fighting

By eating #icecreamforbreakfast, I honor all children who have fought or who are fighting a battle with cancer, because #kidsgetcancertoo. Join me on Feb 18.⁠ Who are YOU eating for?

Mia is Fighting

By eating #icecreamforbreakfast, I honor all children who have fought or who are fighting a battle with cancer, because #kidsgetcancertoo. Join me on Feb 18.⁠ Who are YOU eating for?

Dylan is Fighting

By eating #icecreamforbreakfast, I honor all children who have fought or who are fighting a battle with cancer, because #kidsgetcancertoo. Join me on Feb 18.⁠ Who are YOU eating for?

James is Celebrating

By eating #icecreamforbreakfast, I honor all children who have fought or who are fighting a battle with cancer, because #kidsgetcancertoo. Join me on Feb 18.⁠ Who are YOU eating for?

Maddie is Celebrating

By eating #icecreamforbreakfast, I honor all children who have fought or who are fighting a battle with cancer, because #kidsgetcancertoo. Join me on Feb 18.⁠ Who are YOU eating for?

2020 Promo Materials

We have a budget of zero, limited connections, but lots of heart. Below are some promotional materials that you are free to use.

We want to support, remember and party on with just as many #childhoodcancer kids and their families as we can. And we need your help.

If you’d like to help spread the word, here’s how:

  • Ask your local ice cream shop to get involved & share the event.
  • Let your local children’s oncology unit know about the day, so that they can tell their patients & provide ice cream for the unit (and if you have the means, offer to provide ice cream yourself).
  • Invite others to get involved & spread the word.  Including:  your child’s school, local newspapers, sports teams, blog owners, your co-workers, celebrities, musicians, sports players, radio personalities, TV hosts, news anchors, managers of Facebook groups, forums or Listserves.
  • Post the event on social media & tell your friends, family, Facebook groups, Instagram, Twitter & Pinterest followers that you’ll be participating and why they should too.
  • If you are hosting an event, let us know!  We want to support you.

Keep in mind as you share that we want this day to be all about childhood cancer awareness, so we don’t fundraise or promote other sites or cancer resources, or promote adult cancer awareness or other special needs.  Those are all wonderful things, but this day is all about fun, ice cream and awareness.

Excited to eat a scoop with you!  Thanks for getting the word out!!!

Twitter

By eating #icecreamforbreakfast, we honor all children who have fought or who are fighting a battle with cancer, because #kidsgetcancertoo, @TheEllenShow and @taylorswift13, join us on Feb 18.⁠

Flyers

Facebook

An Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day Facebook Frame now live. ❤️ It’s an easy way to show you are eating to support the fighting. Remember the resting. Party on with the survivors of childhood cancer, because kids get cancer too. 

Share a Page with friends/groups/pages

  1. Click Share below the Page’s cover photo (https://www.facebook.com/eaticecreamforbreakfast/).
  2. Click the dropdown menu at the top to select where you want to share the Page (example: your timeline, a Page you manage).
  3. Write an optional update or message.
  4. Click Post or Send.

To add a frame to your profile picture:

  • Goto www.facebook.com/profilepicframes
  • Click the picture graphic by your profile picture
  • Click add Frame
  • Search for a frame by entering “Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day”
  • Choose the frame and click “Use as Profile Picture”

Instagram

2018 Promotional Materials

Below are some promotional materials that you are free to use. You can also use any text from our website or video’s from our Facebook page.

Keep in mind as you share that we want this day to be all about childhood cancer awareness, so we don’t fund-raise or promote other sites or cancer resources, or promote adult cancer awareness or other special needs.  Those are all wonderful things, but this day is all about fun, ice cream and awareness.

Excited to eat a scoop with you!  Thanks for getting the word out!!!
Sincerely,
Alisa, Malia’s Aunt & EICFBD Organizer

Printable Flyer PDF Format – EICFBD 2018 PDF

EICFBD 2018 PDF-1

2018 Featured Kids

By eating #icecreamforbreakfast, I honor all children who have fought or who are fighting a battle with cancer, because #kidsgetcancertoo. Join me on Feb 18.⁠ Who are YOU eating for?

If you don’t have a personal connection to childhood cancer, we encourage you to pick one of the featured kids or adults and eat “for” them. Childhood cancer is deeply personal to those who it has touched and we want our awareness to be deeply personal too. Yes, “kids” get cancer, but more specifically… these kids.

Laney
Laney is Resting
Audrey
Audrey is Celebrating
Dylan2
Dylan is Resting
Bella2
Bella is Fighting
Katilyn
Kaitlyn is Celebrating

By eating #icecreamforbreakfast, I honor all children who have fought or who are fighting a battle with cancer, because #kidsgetcancertoo. Join me on Feb 18.⁠ Who are YOU eating for?

2017 Featured Kids

By eating #icecreamforbreakfast, I honor all children who have fought or who are fighting a battle with cancer, because #kidsgetcancertoo. Join me on Feb 18.⁠ Who are YOU eating for?

If you don’t have a personal connection to childhood cancer, we encourage you to pick one of the featured kids or adults and eat “for” them. Childhood cancer is deeply personal to those who it has touched and we want our awareness to be deeply personal too. Yes, “kids” get cancer, but more specifically… these kids.

hope-fb
Hope is Resting
josiah-fb
Josiah is Celebrating
dominick-fl
Dominick is Resting

 

aaron-abby-fb
Aaron & Abby are Celebrating
alex-h
Alex is Celebrating
karlie-fb
Karli is Celebrating
trenton
Trenton is Celebrating
adrian
Adrian is Resting

By eating #icecreamforbreakfast, I honor all children who have fought or who are fighting a battle with cancer, because #kidsgetcancertoo. Join me on Feb 18.⁠ Who are YOU eating for?

2017 Promotional Materials

Below are some promotional materials that you are free to use. You can also use any text from our website or video’s from our Facebook page.

Keep in mind as you share that we want this day to be all about childhood cancer awareness, so we don’t fund-raise or promote other sites or cancer resources, or promote adult cancer awareness or other special needs.  Those are all wonderful things, but this day is all about fun, ice cream and awareness.

Excited to eat a scoop with you!  Thanks for getting the word out!!!
Sincerely,
Alisa, Malia’s Aunt & EICFBD Organizer

Printable Flyer PDF Format – eicfbd-flyer-2017

eicfbd-flyer-2017-page-001
Printable Flyer – PDF Format

malia
Web Graphic

Thank you!!

February 18th was a day filled up with great kids and yummy ice cream beyond words. Wasn’t it an incredible experience? We pray it touched you in deep places and moved your heart. As we managed each picture that came in today we celebrated, smiled, laughed, cried ugly tears, and ate way too much ice cream. Our fingers are numb and our bums are sore, and our hearts are very, very full.

We are thankful for all 75 AMAZING KIDS and their warrior families who let us get a glimpse into their cancer experience and their beautiful hearts. Because of your involvement the world is hearing the message that kids get cancer too. Thanks to all of you for eating ice cream to encourage them and help infuse some smiles into their stories. Eating Ice Cream for Breakfast may not cure cancer or change the world, but it does give us all a reason to have a little fun together, to share some compassion and to inspire people into action. Having the fight of our children acknowledged and the grief and struggle seen means so much. For every picture you posted, comment you left and “like” you clicked you gave us some much needed encouragement. Thank you so much… for all of it!

 

Lastly a huge THANK YOU to Malia’s auntie Alisa for bringing this all together into what it has become. She handles all the technical stuff, and does it with much passion and great love, on a budget of zero and very little sleep. My husband and I act as support staff, and are so proud of what Malia’s original little birthday party has become. We do it all for you and you do it for us, and we all get to know some really incredible kids through it all. Hope you join us again next year! Same day. Same place. God bless.

~Malia’s Family

2016 News Coverage

Nambia Newspaper
We made it to Nambia!

MSN & WCCO – Forest Lake Family’s ‘Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day’ Honors Daughter.  This morning we are giving you permission to eat ice cream for breakfast. It’s part of a social media campaign started by a Forest Lake family who lost their daughter to cancer… and wants other families facing childhood cancer to know they’re not alone. (3:31) WCCO This Morning – Feb. 18, 2016

WKRN – PLEASANT VIEW, Tenn. (WKRN) — Pleasant View’s newest ice cream and coffee shop, Golly G’s, celebrated National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day on Thursday. The store offered scoops for 50 percent off and held a social for children stricken by cancer.

Middays with Michelle – “International Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day” to show support for kids with cancer.

WJON – SAUK RAPIDS — They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and today (Thursday) at Sauk Rapids-Rice high school it was served in a different way.  Several students and the Tanner’s Team Foundation teamed up to serve over 900 students Ice Cream in honor of International Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day.

2016 Promotional Materials

In case you’d like to “pound the pavement” along with us to get the word out about Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast day, here is a printable flyer.  You can use this to reach out to businesses, local oncology units or any other way you’d like to.  And as always let us know if there is anything else you need and who you get to join us.

  • To download the flyer in jpg format, right click on photo below & “save image as”
  • To download the flyer in PDF  format, click here –> EICFBD Flyer 2016

EICFBD Flyer 2016-page-001

Malia
International Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day is February 18. We honor all children who have fought or who are fighting a battle with cancer, because kids get cancer too.

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