IHOP restaurants across the United States, including locations in Atlanta, are celebrating National Pancake Day today to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is this area’s designated children’s hospital. To raise money, all IHOP locations are offering a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes to all guests (eat in only) from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. with they hope that they consider making a voluntary contribution to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Last year, the event raised more than $2.5 million, and since the first National Pancake Day, the program has raised nearly $8 million.
According to a manager at the Johns Creek IHOP location in North Atlanta, business has been brisk all morning today and guests have been happy to contribute to the worthy cause.
Raising the fundraising goal to an all-time high this year, IHOP is counting on donations from people who cannot visit an IHOP on National Pancake Day, and offering them a chance to contribute all month long. Guests are invited to visit www.IHOPpancakeday.com at any time to make a donation to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
Earlier this month, IHOP restaurants nationwide began selling personalized Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals paper “Miracle Balloons” that have been displayed all month. $1 and $5 balloons are available now, with the $5 balloon offering an incentive coupon of $5 off on a future visit to participating IHOP locations.
There are more than 50 IHOP locations in and around Atlanta. For more information about National Pancake Day, to find a local IHOP, or to donate to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, please visit www.IHOPpancakeday.com.
About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals:
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada, which, in turn, use the money where it’s needed the most. When a donation is given it stays in the community and helps local kids.
Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $4 billion, most of it $1 at a time. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care, all in support of the mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals allows everyone in Atlanta and North Georgia to support the young patients at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta with a contribution as small as $1. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in Atlanta has raised funds to benefit Children’s, helping give all children in Georgia access to quality medical care. All CMN Hospitals fundraising efforts in Atlanta and North Georgia benefit Children’s, reflecting the founding pledge to keep 100 percent of donations in the community where they are raised. To date, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $4 million for Children’s Healthcare in Atlanta.
About Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta:
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, a not-for-profit organization, is committed to enhancing the lives of children through excellence in patient care, research and education. Managing more than half a million patient visits annually at three hospitals and 17 neighborhood locations, Children’s is one of the largest clinical care providers for children in the country.
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta offers access to more than 30 pediatric specialties and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals by Parents Magazine and U.S. News & World Report. With generous philanthropic and volunteer support, Children’s has made an impact in the lives of children in Georgia, the United States and throughout the world.
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