Darling's Ice Cream for a Cause
Cancer patients from all around Maine have appointments and receive treatment at Northern Light Cancer Care – Lafayette Family Cancer Institute throughout the summer. Now, thanks to a partnership with Darling’s Ice Cream for a Cause, they can now enjoy a frozen treat while spending time at the institute. Darling’s is keeping freezers that are accessible to Cancer Care patients stocked with a variety of ice cream products; it’s a small act of kindness that provides much needed relief.
Jenifer Lloyd, philanthropy officer, major gifts, Northern Light Health Foundation states, “This gift represents just one of the many ways in which Darling’s provides support to our patients. From Champion the Cure Challenge, Hair Preservation at Northern Light Cancer Care, Children’s Miracle Network, and many other Northern Light Health initiatives, Darling’s has led the way in caring for our patients through philanthropy, as a lead corporate sponsor. We are very grateful for their compassion and generosity.”
Darling’s Ice Cream for a Cause has travelled around the region for years, serving free ice cream while soliciting volunteer donations to support worthy non-profits like Camp Capella, Literacy Volunteers of Bangor, Partners for Peace and the Maine Veterans Home to name just a few. This year they are holding off on getting the ice cream truck on the road due to Covid-19 restrictions but hope to start up later this summer. In the meantime, Darling’s continues to support the community.
According to Darling’s Ice Cream Ambassador Gary Bellefleur, “Darling’s Auto Group and Darling’s Ice Cream for a Cause are excited to partner with Northern Light Cancer Care to provide ice cream and popsicles to patients and their family that are coming in for treatments. We are glad we can bring a smile and some sort of relief to those who are going through such a difficult time in their lives. We are also thankful to our employees for their hard work and dedication to their jobs which allows us to make these contributions to the communities we all live and work in.”
Northern Light Health is dedicated to delivering compassionate, comprehensive cancer care with an experienced staff who work together to develop a cancer treatment plan personalized for each patient.
The goal of Darling’s Ice Cream for a Cause is to find a way to have some fun, do some good and make people smile by handing out free ice cream and soliciting voluntary donations for a good cause.