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Eating pancakes for a cause: National Pancake Day for Children’s Miracle Network

Eating pancakes for a cause: National Pancake Day for Children's Miracle NetworkIf you are in the area of Davis, California this Thursday, February 19, then you have the chance to enjoy some yummy pancakes and help sick children at the same time.

The University of California Davis Children’s Hospital is holding a drive-through pancake breakfast fund drive this coming Thursday from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. In token of small donation for the hospital, you’ll get a free short-stack plate of pancakes from the International House of Pancakes (IHOP).

This is just one of IHOP’s nationwide events at National Pancake Day, in collaboration with the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN). CMN is an international not-for-profit organization that raises funds for children’s hospitals all over North America. The UC Davis Children’s Hospital is a member of the network.

The National Pancake Day drive was started to encourage IHOP patrons to donate a small amount to CMN – as small as the price of a short stack of buttermilk pancakes. But each small amount goes a long way. In 2008, IHOP made more than 1.5 million pancakes and raised over $875,000 for CMN hospitals nationwide.

The pancake breakfast drive-through this Thursday will be available at the UC Davis Medical Center parking lot near the intersection of Stockton Boulevard and Colonial Way. IHOP will also offer a similar promotion in its restaurants on Feb. 24.

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