Put away that sausage biscuit and save the eggs for another day: Feb. 18 is Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day.
The holiday is more than an excuse to indulge your sweet tooth. The Peterson family from Forest Lake, Minnesota, started the tradition to honor their daughter, Malia, who died after a battle with cancer in 2010. The 9-year-old girl loved to have ice cream for breakfast, her family told KMSP-TV in Minneapolis.
"In grand Malia style, it's become so much bigger than our little family," said Annette Peterson, Malia's mother. "There are now people literally around the world who are going to join us in eating ice cream to honor, cheer on and remember all the childhood cancer warriors they know."
Click here or scroll down to see how people around the world are paying tribute to loved ones who have cancer. You can join the conversation with the hashtags #icecreamforbreakfast and #kidsgetcancertoo.
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