MIAMI (CBS4) – I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream, especially when it’s free ice cream. So get out your spoons and get ready to make history as Cold Stone Creamery locations in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties participate in the 10th Annual “World’s Largest Ice Cream Social.” It’s a nationwide fundraising event to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Cold Stone stores across the country, there are more than 1,400 of them, are inviting ice cream lovers to join them for a free 3 ounce serving of Sprinkled with Wishes, a tasty treat consisting of sweet cream ice cream, moist brownies, rainbow sprinkles and rich fudge.

The ice scream is free but donations to Make-A-Wish are accepted.

The world’s largest ice cream social takes place Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Local donations made at the event, and all during September, will benefit the Southern Florida chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Since 2002, Cold Stone Creamery has raised more than $4 million nationally, enough to grant 800 wishes for children who have life-threatening medical conditions.

Since 1983, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida has granted more than 8,000 wishes to children who have life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy.

The nonprofit organization serves families in Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Collier, Glades, Hendry, Highlands, Indian River, Lee, Martin,  Okeechobee, Palm Beach, and St. Lucie counties, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. It receives no federal or state funding and raises money to grant wishes through corporate sponsorships, special events, foundation grants, and individual contributions. The Southern Florida chapter grants a wish every 16 hours, every day of the year, at an average cost of $5,000.


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