In celebration of National Pancake Day, IHOP restaurants nationwide will offer each guest a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes in an effort to raise awareness and funds for
Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. The promotion runs from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday, February 23 at participating IHOP restaurants across the USA.
This year, IHOP is hoping to stack up more donations than ever before, with a goal to raise $1.75 million, for a total of $5 million five years with its National Pancake Day fundraising effort. To find a local IHOP or to donate online, visit www.ihoppancakeday.com.
For every short stack of buttermilk pancakes served on National Pancake Day, IHOP guests are invited to make a donation to the Children’s Miracle Network.
Miss America Serves as Spokesperson
Immediately following her crowning as Miss America 2010 on Saturday, Caressa Cameron announced that she will serve as spokesperson for IHOP’s fifth National Pancake Day celebration benefitting Children’s Miracle Network.
â€˜I am delighted that as Miss America 2010, I will have the opportunity to kick-off my reign as a national Goodwill Ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network and its fundraising partnership with IHOP on National Pancake Day,â€™ said Caressa Cameron. â€˜Five million dollars over five years is an impressive fundraising feat, and I look forward to working closely with IHOP and Children’s Miracle Network to turn this goal into a reality.â€™
Fun Facts From National Pancake Day 2009
- Pancake lovers donated nearly $1.5 million to children’s charities, far exceeding the fundraising goal.
- IHOP served more than 2.5 million free pancakes on National Pancake Day 2009.
- All of the free pancakes served on National Pancake Day would create a stack more than 20 miles high.
- Since the inception of National Pancake Day in 2006, IHOP has raised more than $3.25 million and given away more than 6.1 million pancakes to support charities in the communities in which it operates.
- National Pancake Day 2009 was IHOP’s largest one-day event in the company’s 51-year history.