Marble Slab Creamery/MaggieMoo’s Ice Cream is raising funds to fight blood cancer. From 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4, participating Marble Slab Creamery and MaggieMoo’s stores will host National Scoop Night, with 15 percent of all sales being donated to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).
The campaign will support LLS’s efforts to find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients.
“The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is a cause close to our heart,” Allison Lauenstein, vice president of Marble Slab Creamery and MaggieMoo’s, said in a press release. “Every three minutes, someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with a blood cancer, but through events like our Scoop Night for LLS, we are raising money to fund lifesaving research. Our delicious homemade ice cream and unlimited mix-ins will taste even sweeter on the evening of October 4th knowing your treat is helping to fight cancer.”
For more information on the event, visit Marble Slab Creamery and MaggieMoo’s on Facebook, Instagram (@marbleslabcreamery), or Twitter (@Marbleslab) social media channels.
In the five years “A Bite for the Fight” campaign has been held, Marble Slab Creamery, Maggie Moo’s and parent company Global Franchise Group — also owners of Great American Cookies, Pretzelmaker, and Hot Dog on a Stick — have already raised more than $1.4 million for LLS.
Marble Slab Creamery/MaggieMoo’s is known for its delicious ice cream cakes as well as its homemade ice cream with unlimited mixings and free plain waffle cones. Each store uses dairy products from local farms and flavor ingredients from around the world to produce their batches of fresh-made ice cream.
Marble Slab Creamery was founded in 1983 in Kansas City by Juel and Katherine Tillery, and has since participated in a variety of charity events under the name of their mascot, Miss Maggie Moo. Their activities include walking to support breast cancer research, raising money for victims of Hurricane Katrina, rescuing animals with the Humane Society, helping Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts earn their badges, and helping local schools raise money.