A perfect opportunity: Have some free pancakes and help our patients

Thursday, February 27, 2014

There’s plenty to celebrate in March, including the first day of spring on the 20th. But first, be sure to celebrate National Pancake Day, and help children in need of specialized medical care.

On Tuesday, March 4, The International House of Pancakes (IHOP) will celebrate National Pancake Day by offering guests a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes*. With every short stack of pancakes served, diners will be invited to make a donation to designated charities, including Shriners Hospitals for Children. The IHOP restaurants that have chosen Shriners Hospitals for Children as the beneficiary of this event are primarily in Texas, with additional locations in Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Wyoming.

The family-friendly restaurant chain has set an ambitious goal of raising $3 million in this one-day event, which will take place from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. In addition to raising funds, the campaign will raise awareness of Shriners Hospitals for Children, a health care system with 22 locations – founded by the Shriners International fraternity – that provides children with expert pediatric specialty care, regardless of the ability to pay for services. Since the first Shriners Hospital opened in 1922, the health care system has improved the lives of more than 1 million children.

“We appreciate the efforts of IHOP to assist charitable organizations, including Shriners Hospitals for Children, through National Pancake Day,” said Douglas E. Maxwell, president and CEO of Shriners Hospitals for Children. “We are grateful for the opportunity to increase awareness and raise funds for our health care system. We also want to acknowledge the tremendous community support for both our philanthropic efforts and this event.”

Celebrate National Pancake Day on March 4 by visiting your local IHOP restaurant and supporting Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Click here for a list of participating IHOP restaurants or to learn more about Shriners Hospitals for Children, visit shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.

About Shriners Hospitals for Children
Shriners Hospitals for Children is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. Our 22 locations in the United States, Canada and Mexico provide advanced care for children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate.

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and relies on the generosity of donors. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.

*Limit one free short stack per guest. Valid for dine-in orders only. Not valid with any other offer, special, coupon or discount. Valid at participating restaurants only, while supplies last.