Heather’s Ice Cream Donates To Atkinson Family

Ice makes everything better.

That’s the mantra of the Engel family and Heather’s Homemade Ice Cream in Hopkinsville, which earlier this week returned 10 percent of the last two weeks of September sales to Camille Atkinson’s family.

All told, it came out to $1,914.60 for her family, and mom, Lauren, was nothing but grateful.

Atkinson was diagnosed with a form of childhood leukemia in August 2020 and continues to fight admirably. As such, September is the month for childhood cancer awareness – a pain the Engel’s unfortunately know firsthand. For years, Angel Engel and husband, Eric, have donated company money to childhood cancer causes — after losing their 12-year-old daughter, Heather, to brain cancer in 2015.

This year, Angel said she and the company wanted to find someone to help who was a little closer to home.

According to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, approximately 175,000 children age 14 and younger worldwide are diagnosed with cancer each year, and cancer is the leading cause of death from childhood illness in American children.

However, better therapies consistently help more than 80 percent of U.S. childhood cancer patients survive in the long run, and Angel notes that childhood cancers are more common than some realize.

Angel says she and her business plan to continue these targeted fundraisers and campaigns annually, especially after it proved so successful.

Heather’s Ice Cream is located at 2711 Fort Campbell Boulevard and is open Monday through Saturday from 2pm-8pm

Photo and audio curated by John Godsey.

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