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National Pancake Day benefits worthy cause

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PEARL CITY (HawaiiNewsNow) - Tuesday, February 23, 2010 is a very special day. It's national Pancake Day! iHop is giving out free short stacks. Donate what you can, and it goes to a very worthy cause. Malika is live at iHop in Pearl City with the details.

Here in Hawaii the Children's Miracle Network benefits Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children. The event on February 23rd marks the 5th year that IHOP Hawaii has participated. There are 5 locations including Pearl City, Kaneohe, Hilo and two in Waikiki (another location on Maui is owned by a different franchisee).

Planned as a celebration of friends, family and community, IHOP hopes the program will raise $1.75 million for Children's Miracle Network, an international non-profit organization that raises funds for children's hospitals, and other worthy local causes. 2010 marks IHOP's fifth year celebrating the national event and the company has set an ambitious goal to raise a cumulative $5 million for charity in the first five years of its free flapjack philanthropic effort.

More than 1,400 IHOP restaurants throughout the United States will once again invite guests to enjoy a free short stack of IHOP's signature buttermilk pancakes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on National Pancake Day. In return, IHOP guests are asked to donate what they would have paid for the free pancakes, or more, to the Children's Miracle Network hospital in their community, or another designated local cause.

Children's Miracle Network "Miracle Balloons" will be sold for $1 and $5 each and will be personalized and displayed at participating IHOP restaurants from February 1 through February 23, 2010. Miracle Balloon sales offer guests another way to show their support of Children's Miracle Network and contribute to the National Pancake Day fundraising effort.

National Pancake Day
iHop Restaurants

  • Free short stack: 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Waikiki, Pearl City, Hilo, Kaneohe
  • Donations benefit Children's Miracle Network

If you would like to donate click HERE for a link to their website.


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