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IHOP offers free pancakes for donations to Children's Miracle Network

Date: 2/20/2012

February 20, 2012

EAST LONGMEADOW For the seventh consecutive year, IHOP restaurants nationwide will offer each guest a free short stack of its famous buttermilk pancakes on National Pancake Day, Feb. 28, in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

For every short stack of buttermilk pancakes served on National Pancake Day, IHOP guests are invited to make a voluntary donation to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Donations made at IHOPs in the East Longmeadow area will benefit the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals' program at Baystate Children's Hospital.

IHOP hopes to raise $2.7 million this year, with a goal to bring the total amount of funds raised to more than $10 million.

National Pancake Day will take place on Feb. 28 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. at participating IHOP restaurants in the East Longmeadow area.

IHOP served four million free pancakes on National Pancake Day 2011 and pancake lovers donated more than $2.5 million to children's charities, exceeding the fund-raising goal of $2.3 million.

All of the free pancakes served on National Pancake Day 2011 would create a stack nearly 16 miles high.

Since the inception of National Pancake Day in 2006, IHOP has raised nearly $8 million and given away more than 14 million pancakes to support charities in the communities in which it operates.

To find a local IHOP or to donate online, visit

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