“We are grateful for the opportunity to increase awareness and raise funds for our health care system. We also appreciate and are grateful for the community support for both our philanthropic efforts and this event.”
Tampa, Fla. (PRWEB) January 23, 2013
February has a lot of special days – but only one combines free food and the opportunity to help kids in need – so mark your calendars for Feb. 5, and be part of National Pancake Day.
On Feb. 5, The International House of Pancakes (IHOP) will celebrate National Pancake Day by offering guests a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes*. With every short stack of pancakes served, diners will be invited to make a donation to designated organizations**, including Shriners Hospitals for Children®. The IHOP restaurants that have chosen Shriners Hospitals for Children as the beneficiary of this event are primarily in Texas, with additional locations in a few other states, including Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Wyoming.
The family-friendly restaurant chain has set an ambitious goal of raising $3 million in this one-day event, which will take place from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. In addition to raising funds, the campaign will raise awareness of the charities, including Shriners Hospitals for Children, a 22-facility health care system that provides children with expert pediatric specialty care, regardless of the families’ ability to pay for services. Since the first Shriners Hospital opened in 1922, more than 1 million children have benefited from the generous health care offered by our unique health care system.
“We appreciate the efforts of IHOP to bring people together to share a meal on behalf of Shriners Hospitals for Children,” said Douglas E. Maxwell, president and CEO. “We are grateful for the opportunity to increase awareness and raise funds for our health care system. We also appreciate and are grateful for the community support for both our philanthropic efforts and this event.”
Everyone enjoys pancakes and this is a good opportunity to celebrate National Pancake Day by visiting your local IHOP restaurant while giving to Shriners Hospitals for Children.
For a list of participating IHOP restaurants or to learn more about Shriners Hospitals for Children, visit http://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.
About Shriners Hospitals for Children
Shriners Hospitals for Children is a health care system of 22 facilities dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research, and outstanding teaching programs for medical professionals. Children up to age 18 with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care, regardless of the families’ ability to pay.
*Limit one free short stack per guest. Valid for dine-in orders only. Not valid with any other offer, special, coupon or discount. Valid at participating restaurants only, while supplies last.
**For a list of locations supporting Shriners Hospitals for Children, please see attachment.