Feb. 27 is National Pancakes Day

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ALABAMA - (WTVY) -- IHOP is helping raise awareness of hospitalized children on Tuesday, Feb. 27 - National Pancake Day - by serving free pancakes at participating restaurants across Alabama.

From 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., IHOP customers can enjoy a free short stack of IHOP’s famous buttermilk pancakes and, in turn, will be asked to make a donation to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) to improve the lives of children at its 170 member hospitals nationwide. One-hundred percent of the funds donated at participating Alabama IHOP locations will be donated to Children’s of Alabama, the state’s only freestanding pediatric medical facility.

Miracle Balloons, which include IHOP coupons, will be sold for $1 and $5 each, personalized and displayed at participating IHOP restaurants, offering guests another way to show their support of Children’s and contribute to the National Pancake Day fundraising effort.

IHOP restaurants began National Pancake Day in 2006. Since that year it has raised almost $30 million for charities. Last year, IHOP locations in Alabama raised more than $11,000 for Children’s of Alabama. Participating IHOP restaurants in Alabama are listed at www.ihoppancakeday.com. Some location hours may vary. Limit one offer per guest. Dine-in only.

To mark its milestone 60th year in business, IHOP and its franchisees have set an ambitious goal of raising $5 million for children’s hospitals and medical research during a two-month campaign – plus serving a record-breaking 5 million pancakes in a single day. All the money raised during this year’s 60 Days of Giving campaign will stay local and benefit thousands of children’s hospitals across the country.

Children’s of Alabama was among the first to join Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in 1983 and since then more than $40 million has been donated to Children’s through CMNH. Every dollar raised locally through CMNH partners goes directly to Children's to provide the best health care possible to ill and injured children from across the state and Southeast by funding research, patient care and advocacy.

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