2020 Featured Kids and Adults

Featured Adult Survivors

Often childhood cancer awareness campaigns only focus on treatment while kids are kids. But the goal of treatment is reaching adulthood, yet the adult survivors are often left out of the conversation. Here at Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day, we are guilty of this as well and want to remedy that.

Since 2015, we have featured kids who are fighting, celebrating or resting. We’d now like to help you share your story and bring your valued voice back into the conversation. Feel free to share the highs and lows of treatment, after effects and the impact childhood cancer has had on your adult life.

We’d love to feature your story, pre, and post-treatment in a supportive community of people who want to bring awareness to childhood cancer and bring a little hope at the end of the tunnel for families, children, and teens still in treatment.

Calling adult #childhoodcancer survivors! We’d love to feature your story, pre, and post-treatment to bring awareness to childhood cancer and bring hope for those still in treatment. #lateeffects #kidsgetcancertoo

Featured Kids

Of all the stats I could put together to measure the “success” of Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day, my favorite one is this…  Since we opened up our family celebration for Malia’s birthday to the world, we have been honored to feature 28 children and young adults and their families. 

Having a featured child meant the world. It was a special way to honor our child and help spread awareness to others that childhood cancer is real and it’s happening far too often. When more become aware, I am hopeful more will want to donate to research and better treatment options. Better treatments that help more children to gain remission and also better treatments that are less toxic to children.

A Past Featured Kid’s Family

We have honored Katie, Nathan, Leah, Yuval, Ashley, Sophia, Olivia, Tanner, Simone, Addy Jo, Cole, Asher, Kaine, London, Taylor Grace, BeeJay, Trenton, Dominick, Karli, Aaron & Abby, Alex, Adrian, Laney, Dylan, Kaitlyn, Audrey, Isabella and all of you who love them!

This year, we want to open it up for new kids and families to join us.   We feature kids who are fighting, celebrating or resting. If you’d like your story or your child’s story to be featured, please complete the form below.  

Calling #childhoodcancer Moms and Dads! We would love to feature your child’s story (still in treatment, post treatment or resting). #kidsgetcancertoo

2020 Promo Materials

At Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day, we want to support, remember & party on with just as many childhood cancer kids and their families as we can.  And we need your help. We have a budget of zero, limited connections, but lots of heart. Below are some promotional materials that you are free to use.

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. 

To add a frame to your profile picture:
Go to 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

Each year we feature kids who are fighting, celebrating or resting.  Here our our 2017 featured kids:

Laney
Laney is Resting

Audrey
Audrey is Celebrating

Dylan2
Dylan is Resting

Bella2
Bella is Fighting

Katilyn
Kaitlyn is Celebrating

2017 Featured Kids

Each year we feature kids who are fighting, celebrating or resting.  Here our our 2017 featured 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

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

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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.

2016 Featured Kids

Addy Jo is Fighting
Addy Jo is Resting

Tanner is Resting
Tanner is Resting

Asher is Celebrating
Asher is Celebrating

London
London is Fighting

Cole is Resting
Cole is Resting

Simone is Resting
Simone is Resting

Kaine
Kaine is Resting

BeeJaye
BeeJay is Resting

Taylor Grace - 2
Taylor Grace is Resting

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