WALTHAM, MASS. – Delish® by Walgreens is serving more than 1,200 gallons of ice cream at the 32nd annual Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl® presented by Walgreens, the nation’s largest all-you-can-eat ice cream festival, which will be held on June 3, 4 and 5 at Boston’s City Hall Plaza. The company is donating one hundred percent of its ice cream, labor and staff time for employees to scoop at the event.
Delish by Walgreens will be offering the following four flavors: Banana Split, Butter Pecan, Moose Tracks, and Vanilla. Others dishing out more than 40 flavors of ice cream and frozen yogurt include Baskin-Robbins, Ben & Jerry’s, Breyers, Edy’s, Friendly’s, Garelick Farms, Hood and Yasso.
“Join one of New England’s best summer traditions, the Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl,” said 2014 Jimmy Fund Co-Captain and Red Sox catcher David Ross. “You can sample more than 40 different kinds of ice cream or yogurt while supporting pediatric and adult cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute,” noted Jimmy Fund Co-Captain and Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks.
Rain or shine, the Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl® is open from noon – 8 p.m. Admission to the Scooper Bowl® is $10 for adults (ages 10 +), $5 for children (ages 3-9), and free for children who are under three years old. A three-day Scooper pass is $20. Tickets are available at the door, and online at www.scooperbowl.org.
Since its inception in 1983 the Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl® has raised more than $4.1 million for adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
ABOUT THE JIMMY FUND
The Jimmy Fund (www.JimmyFund.org) solely supports Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, raising funds for adult and pediatric cancer care and research to improve the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world. It is an official charity of the Boston Red Sox, as well as the official charity of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, the Pan-Mass Challenge, and the Variety Children's Charity of New England. Since 1948, the generosity of millions of people has helped the Jimmy Fund save countless lives and reduce the burden of cancer for patients and families worldwide. Follow the Jimmy Fund on Facebook: www.facebook.com/thejimmyfund and on Twitter: @TheJimmyFund.
As the nation's largest drugstore chain with fiscal 2013 sales of $72 billion, Walgreens (www.walgreens.com) vision is to be the first choice in health and daily living for everyone in America, and beyond. Each day, Walgreens provides more than 6 million customers the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice in communities across America. Walgreens scope of pharmacy services includes retail, specialty, infusion, medical facility and mail service, along with respiratory services. These services improve health outcomes and lower costs for payers including employers, managed care organizations, health systems, pharmacy benefit managers and the public sector. The company operates 8,200 drugstores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Take Care Health Systems is a Walgreens subsidiary that is the largest and most comprehensive manager of worksite health and wellness centers, provider practices, and in-store convenient care clinics, with more than 750 locations throughout the country.