National Pancake Day February 23 2010 -IHOP Sets Goal to Raise $1.75M

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IHOP, world renowned for their signature buttermilk pancakes, has just set a goal to raise $1.75 million for Children’s Miracle Network and other local charities during its celebration of National Pancake Day on February 23, 2010. This ambitious goal will raise a cumulative $5 million in the first five years of IHOP’s National Pancake Day program. From 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., IHOP restaurants nationwide will offer their guests a free short stack (3) of IHOP’s signature buttermilk pancakes, and in return, ask guests to donate what they would have paid for the pancakes, or more, to CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK their local children’s hospital or another designated local charity.

2009, IHOP gave away three million pancakes and raised nearly $1.5 million in support of Children’s Miracle Network and other local charities, far exceeding its goal to raise $1 million. Since starting its National Pancake Day celebration in 2006, IHOP has given away more than 6.1 million free pancakes to benefit children’s charities –- that stacks up more than 53.5 miles high!

2010 will mark 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.

For more information about IHOP’s National Pancake Day, or to learn more about Children’s Miracle Network and make an online donation, visit www.ihoppancakeday.com.

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