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Ice Cream for Breakfast


It's International Ice Cream for Breakfast Day!  I love ice cream.  I eat a bowl of ice cream almost every night - and now I get to eat it for breakfast, too.  A former pastor at the church, Alison Schmied, first introduced me to Ice Cream for Breakfast Day.  We have decided that it deserves to be observed each year.


“Life’s short, eat Dessert First” is a well-known phrase that has been used by a lot of people for reasons both flippant and serious. Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day is one of the more serious.  Its purpose is to increase awareness about childhood cancer. For children for whom every day is a blessing, it only makes sense to indulge in life’s little pleasures, and Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast day brings that opportunity to everyone.


"Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast day was created to commemorate the 9 wonderful years of a young girl named Malia Grace, born on February 18, 2001, and who passed away after a long fight with cancer on Dec 7, 2010.  She was an inspiration to everyone, glowing with the kind of enthusiasm for life that childhood is made of. She embraced knowledge and learning with every day, getting outside whenever possible and drinking in her short life with a passion that made every day an adventure" (  


At first the day was celebrated by a small group of close friends to remember Malia Grace's life.  It went on to become a day to honor all the children who have or are battling childhood cancer.   Celebrating "Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day" is best done by joining people around the world for an ice-cream breakfast.  You can join the PromiseLand fun by sending a picture of what you are eating and who you are eating with to and we can add it to our Facebook page.


So dip your spoon into a scoop of creamy goodness and know that it is for a good cause.  As we enjoy the treat with the children at PromiseLand, we will share a prayer for all of those children who have fought or are fighting cancer.  

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