Kate, an 11-year-old with a life-threatening congenital spinal cord condition, wishes to share an exclusive ice cream flavor she created with people across the country. Northeast Ohio Cold Stone Creamery locations and the Make-A-Wish Foundation invite the community to help make her wish come true.
Celebrating the ninth year of working together, Cold Stone Creamery locations will host a month-long fundraising celebration to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana, Northeast Ohio Region. Throughout September, every Cold Stone store will sell paper wish stars for $1 each, leading up to the ninth-annual “World’s Largest Ice Cream Social” on Sept. 30. During the social, Cold Stone locations will give away three-ounce portions of Kate’s Creation from 5-8 p.m., while encouraging guests to make a donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The nearby participating locations are at 4826 Ridge Road in Brooklyn and at Quicken Loans Arena Downtown.
Kate, who hails from Tampa, Fla., was inspired to become this year’s Cold Stone Creamery wish kid after she attended last year’s event. An ice cream connoisseur, Kate discovered that a wish kid has the responsibility to create an exclusive Creation for the “World’s Largest Ice Cream Social.” When the Make-A-Wish Foundation asked for her most heartfelt wish, she knew she was the perfect candidate for the position.
In March, Kate traveled to the Cold Stone Creamery World Headquarters in Scottsdale, Ariz., to work with the Cold Stone Tastemaster to mix up this year’s Make-A-Wish Creation. Kate was named “Junior Tastemaster” as she invented Kate’s Creation: caramel apple ice cream mixed with graham cracker pie crust, chocolate shavings and apple pie filling.