Free Pancakes at IHOP - Tuesday, March 4

Media Contact: 
Caitlin McCann
Communications Specialist
(315) 624-5433
To Benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospital at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare
Release Date: 
Feb 18, 2014

For the ninth consecutive year, IHOP restaurants nationwide will offer each guest a free short stack of their famous buttermilk pancakes on National Pancake Day, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Our area’s IHOP, located at 535 French Road, New Hartford, participates in National Pancake Day each year to raise awareness and funds for our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital (CMN) at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH).

For every short stack of buttermilk pancakes served on National Pancake Day between 7am and 10pm, IHOP guests are invited to make a voluntary donation to FSLH’s CMN Hospital. Since the inception of its National Pancake Day in 2006, IHOP has raised nearly $13 million to provide life-saving treatment, programs and medical equipment for young patients, including the children and families treated annually at the CMN Hospital at FSLH. This year’s goal is to raise $3 million for charities nationwide.

Additionally, CMN “Miracle Balloons” are being sold for $1 and $5 each and can be personalized and displayed at participating IHOP restaurants now through Tuesday, March 4, 2014.

All proceeds from National Pancake Day support Women's and Children's Services at FSLH. CMN-generated funds are used for equipment acquisition, health education for patients, parents and staff, and the services of specialists at the hospital. All funds raised remain here in our community to help save and improve the lives of the more than 19,000 local children cared for at FSLH each year.