In celebration of IHOP Restaurants’ 10th annual National Pancake Day, on Tuesday, March 3, the restaurant chain is offering each diner a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes.
The campaign is being held across the nation to raise awareness and funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and diners are invited to make a donation.
In Hawaii, donations will go to Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children. “We’re thrilled to be partnering with IHOP again this year for National Pancake Day,” said CEO Martha Smith. “This initiative has a proven track record of success in raising contributions for and awareness about Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals like our own. The pairing of free pancakes with philanthropy is extremely popular and effective, year in and year out.”
“It hits home for me because my son, he was diagnosed with auto immune anemia, so he was in the hospital for several years, several surgeries,” said Ala Moana IHOP manager Kaipo Kanakaole. “It’s just to raise awareness to help everyone see what these kids go through.”
Last year, IHOP Restaurants served nearly 4.2 million free pancakes and raised nearly $3 million to children’s charities. This year, IHOP Restaurants hopes to raise $3.5 million.
Since its inception in 2006, IHOP National Pancake Day has raised more than $10 million to provide life-saving treatment, programs and medical equipment for young patients, including keiki treated at Kapiolani Medical Center.
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