2016 Brushes with Fame and International Awareness

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 (including our nine featured 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 of EICFBD

One highlight from this year was seeing our day covered in this newspaper from Nambia and having Kevin Bacon eat with us for the second year!

Nambia Newspaper
We made it to Nambia!

Thinking of kids this morning #IceCreamForBreakfast @eaticecream #RAKWeek pic.twitter.com/YAPUSflRab

— Kevin Bacon (@kevinbacon) February 18, 2016

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.

Having #icecreamforbreakfast in honor of a Forest Lake family! @eaticecreamday pic.twitter.com/laypIttIaK

— Jason DeRusha (@DeRushaJ) February 18, 2016

Eating #icecreamforbreakfastday to call attention to #kidsgetcancertoo @alicialewisKARE @svensundgaard @CoryHepola pic.twitter.com/MNK0Nq3nDe — Kim Insley (@KimInsley) February 18, 2016

Nat’l Eat Ice Cream for breakfast day to help kids fight cancer. Win!#kidsgetcancertoo #eaticecreamforbreakfastday pic.twitter.com/OqcfN57X1H — Kim Insley (@KimInsley) February 18, 2016

National #icecreamforbreakfast Day! #kidsgetcancertoo @realmilwaukee pic.twitter.com/mJjSkkaKHW — Angelica Duria (@angelicaduria) February 18, 2016

Today we marked #IceCreamForBreakfast Day on @News3ThisAm. @eaticecreamday https://t.co/YtiKKAFFsE pic.twitter.com/1kYYViG3N5 — Kevin Hunsperger (@kevinhunsperger) February 18, 2016


2016 Promo Materials

Published by EICFBD Team

Behind Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day is a sister team, run by love for Malia Grace Peterson. Annette Peterson is a wife, mom to three beautiful girls (including Malia), a nurse, an active member of her church, and a chatty introvert who lights up every room she is in. Alisa Matheson a mom, an independent contractor, photographer, and a city-loving girl, who enjoys true crime documentaries, reality TV, and staying home. She was also an aunt/partner in crime to Malia, hosting sleepovers, marshmallow fights, and generally causing a ruckus.

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