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?

Article on KTIS.com

Malia Grace is a little girl who will be celebrating her 13th birthday in Heaven tomorrow, February 18th. Malia battled pediatric cancer and passed away a few years ago. One thing she LOVED was having ice cream for breakfast and her family remembered her each year on her birthday by doing just that. Now YOU and your family are invited to do the same thing! Just eat ice cream for breakfast in memory of Malia Grace and all those children who are battling cancer, surviving cancer or resting in Heaven with their Savior.

KTIS Radio Interview with Malia’s Mom

KTIS 98.5 did a story on our girl to let the Twin Cities Area know about Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day.  They interviewed Malia’s Mom, Annette.  Malia loved KTIS and would regularly belt out all the songs she knew by heart driving to and from chemo, radiation and countless doctors appointments during her cancerContinue reading “KTIS Radio Interview with Malia’s Mom”

Remembering Malia Grace Peterson — Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day!

You have eggs and bacon for breakfast when there’s time. There are frozen pancakes, sans syrup, for the kids to eat in the car on the way to school. Greek yogurt and granola, when you’re dieting. Or, simply, Cheerios. Regardless, it’s the most important meal of the day. It boosts your metabolism and provides energy. So, ice cream?!