ELLERBE — There are still 10 days left to get a sweet treat and help a local breast cancer patient.
For the past seven years, the Berry Patch has added pink vanilla ice cream to its menu for the month of October, with proceeds going toward local or regional organizations or individuals who are dealing with breast cancer.
This year, owners Amy and Lee Berry are giving the profits to fellow farmer Crystal Norton of Norton farms.
“Every year, we look for somebody and try to keep it as local as we can,” Lee Berry said.
The fundraising became more personal when his aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer.
In the past, the Berry Patch donated proceeds to the Clara McLean House in Pinehurst and last year gave to an organization in Charlotte.
In 2016, the Berry’s brought back the colorful confection in May to help support Amy Faw, who was diagnosed with a rare form of breast cancer that only affects 10-15 percent of patients.
“It tastes the same (as regular vanilla), it just looks different,” Lee Berry said of the ice cream.