Baskin-Robbins ’Taste the Cure’

Baskin-Robbins ’Taste the Cure’Do you like ice cream? Want a delicious, easy way to support the Relay For Life?

The Ridgecrest Baskin-Robbins store is hosting a fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life, scheduled for Oct. 6 and 7 at Cerro Coso Community College.

According to Ridgecrest Bas-kin-Robbins store owner Deloris Coit, the fundraiser works like this: come into the store, and ask to sample one or more of the flavors of ice cream. Once you’re done with the little pink sample spoon, drop it in the specially labeled jar. Coit said Baskin-Robbins will donate 5 cents per spoon to Ridgecrest’s Relay For Life, up to a maximum of $250.

“This is a test run for Ridgecrest,” said Debby Brickey, Relay For Life volunteer.

“We’re the first store to do this in the nation. If the fundraiser works here, then Baskin-Robbins’ corporate office may do this in the other 2,000 Baskin-Robbins stores across the nation for the entire month of October, to benefit Relay For Life.”

“We encourage people to come in and taste as many different flavors as they want. We hope they’ll buy ice cream, but we also want them to drop the spoons in the jar for Relay For Life,” said Coit.

The store will also have a regular donation jar for the Relay, for those who wish to donate in cash.

“The company will do a story about us in its monthly magazine, Baskin-Robbins Monthly ‘The Blast.’ There are close to 300 Baskin-Robbins stores in Califor-nia alone, and another 2,000 in other countries,” said Coit.

“I lost one of my best friends to breast cancer, and that same year, I lost my neighbor to a different cancer.

“With the Relay For Life and October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this fundraiser seemed appropriate.”

Baskin-Robbins is located at 962 N. Norma St. Come in and help to taste the cure!

Story First Published: 2012-10-03