IHOP’s Free Pancake Day for Charity is March 8

WORKING FOR CHILDREN: Members of Tulsa’s Akdar Shrine work hard to raise funds for the Shriners Hospital for Children. From left are Potentate Sam Silvers, Past Potentate and Fundraising Chairman Pete Goltra, and Jack Lee.

restaurants are celebrating the 11th anniversary of National Pancake Day on March 8, 2016, once again offering one free short stack of their famous buttermilk pancakes to guests to enjoy in the restaurants in the hopes that they will pay it forward by making a voluntary donation to their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Shriners Hospital for Children, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or other local charities.

Participating Restaurants plan to give away millions of free pancakes,” from 6 a.m. to midnight. on Tuesday, March 8.

More than 1,500 restaurants across the United States will participate in this beloved annual event which, to date, has raised $16 million for charity. All of the donations raised stay within the communities, helping provide lifesaving treatment and equipment for local sick and injured children.

National Pancake Day continues to spread throughout the world: for the third year in a row, restaurants in Canada and Mexico will participate in the fundraiser, joined by restaurants in the Philippines. restaurants in Canada will again support the Children’s Miracle Network and restaurants in Mexico will raise money for Asociación Mexicana de Ayuda a Niños con Cáncer, (AMANC) that provides accommodations and resources to children undergoing treatment for cancer and their families. restaurants in the Philippines will be raising funds for The Kythe Foundation, which provides children with cancer and chronic illness opportunities to learn, play and grow while they are in the hospital.

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations – including all those made on National Pancake Day – stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity’s Miracle Balloon icon. Its fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at ospitals.org.

Shriners Hospitals for Children is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. The 23 facilities, located in the United States, Canada and Mexico, provide advanced care for children with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate. Learn more at www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.

For more information on National Pancake Day or to learn more about Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and to make a donation, please visit www.ihoppancakeday.com.

Updated 01-25-2016

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