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WHAT: The International House of Pancakes (IHOP) is teaming up with Renown Children’s Hospital to raise money and awareness for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH), a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children’s hospitals throughout the United States.
Guests can enjoy a free short stack of pancakes at any local IHOP. In return IHOP asks that guests donate what they would have spent on the pancakes to CMNH. Also, while at IHOP, guests can buy a CMN paper balloon for an additional dollar that will be placed on the wall with a name. Children’s Miracle Network “Miracle Balloons” will be sold for $1 and $5 each. Miracle Balloon sales offer guests another way to show their support of Children’s Miracle Network and contribute to the fundraising effort.
WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
WHERE: IHOP restaurants in Reno, Sparks, Carson City and South Lake Tahoe
VISUALS: Starting at 9 a.m. CMNH Champion child Joey Jacobsen will be at the Reno flagship IHOP restaurant at 9786 South Virginia Street helping flip pancakes and raise awareness for the cause.
DETAILS: This is IHOP’s seventh National Pancake Day. The money raised will help benefit many children including Joey Jacobsen, our 2012 CMNH Champion Child. Joey suffered a traumatic brain injury from a woodcutting accident and was treated at Renown Children’s Hospital.
This year, IHOP is hoping to stack up more donations than ever before, with a goal to raise $2.7 million for Children’s Miracle Network. To find a local IHOP or to donate online, visit www.ihoppancakeday.com.