American Cancer Society at Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day
Local American Cancer Society (ACS) volunteers will be on site at the Ben and Jerry’s locations in South Windsor and West Hartford on Tuesday, April 9 during the Scoop Shop’s Free Cone Day. For the past 40 years, Ben & Jerry’s has dished out free ice cream to fans, thanking them for being so uniquely awesome. Patrons can support the Society’s mission of saving more lives by donating to the cause at these locations between 12:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Free Cone Day.
Fans can get free scoops from Society volunteers by visiting:
• Ben & Jerry’s of South Windsor, located at The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk, 301 Evergreen Way, South Windsor, CT 06074
(iHeart's very own Renee DiNino will be on site here at 3pm!)
• Ben & Jerry’s of West Hartford, located at 5 ½ South Main Street, West Hartford, CT 06107
• Come check out the Ben & Jerry’s Catering Scoop Truck serving during Free Cone Day 12 (Noon) PM – 5 PM at City Place in Downtown Hartford.
The ACS is the only organization fighting cancer on every front. Funds raised allow the ACS to attack cancer in dozens of ways, each of them critical to achieving a world without cancer – from developing breakthrough therapies and innovative research, to building supportive communities that come together to help those affected by cancer with access to treatment. The ACS provides empowering resources to deploying activists to raise awareness and develop game-changing approaches to address the cancer burden for all people.
"We love getting involved with and giving back to our communities. It’s amazing what we can do together over shared values and several scoops of ice cream," said Kathy Moore, Catering Coordinator Ben & Jerry’s of Canton, Glastonbury, South Windsor, and Old Saybrook.
For more information on Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day please visit www.benjerry.com/scoop-shops/free-cone-day.
About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 1.5 million volunteers dedicated to saving lives, celebrating lives, and leading the fight for a world without cancer. From breakthrough research, to free lodging near treatment, a 24/7/365 live helpline, free rides to treatment, and convening powerful activists to create awareness and impact, the Society is the only organization attacking cancer from every angle. For more information go to www.cancer.org.
About Ben & Jerry's
As an aspiring social justice company, Ben & Jerry's believes in a greater calling than simply making a profit for selling its goods. The company produces a wide variety of super-premium ice cream, yogurt and sorbet using high-quality ingredients. Ben & Jerry's incorporates its vision of Linked Prosperity into its business practices in a number of ways including a focus on values-led sourcing. In 2015 the company completed its transition to using entirely non-GMO (genetically modified organisms) ingredients by source as well as to fully source Fairtrade-certified ingredients wherever possible, which benefits farmers in developing countries. Ben and Jerry's products are distributed in 35 countries in supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, franchise Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shops, restaurants and other venues. Ben & Jerry's, a Vermont corporation and wholly-owned subsidiary of Unilever, operates its business on a three-part Mission Statement emphasizing product quality, economic reward and a commitment to the community. Ben & Jerry's became a certified B Corp (Benefit Corporation) in 2012. The Ben & Jerry's Foundation's employee-led grant programs totaled $2.7MM in 2018 to support grassroots organizing for social and environmental justice around the country.