02/13/2007

IHOP ‘Flips’ for WVU Children’s Hospital

Second Annual National Pancake Day Celebration

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. -  Be a part of the pancake pandemonium as IHOP serves up free pancakes in celebration of National Pancake Day, Tuesday,  Feb. 20, at IHOP restaurants across the country. From 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., families and friends can enjoy a free short stack of IHOP’s famous buttermilk pancakes, and in turn, make a donation to IHOP’s national charity partner, the Children’s Miracle Network. CMN helps improve the lives of children at the 170 Children’s Miracle Network hospitals nationwide.

One hundred percent of the funds raised locally at the IHOP in the Glenmark Centre will benefit the Children’s Miracle Network program at West Virginia University Children’s Hospital. WVU Children’s Hospital is the only member of Children’s Miracle Network in West Virginia.

National Pancake Day is a centuries-old tradition on the day before Lent, also known as “Shrove Tuesday” and Mardi Gras. For centuries, the English have “flipped” for pancakes on this day with rich lore and colorful events including pancake races.

On February 20, IHOP will bring back this beloved tradition with its National Pancake Day Celebration. Eat free pancakes and support the community at the same time. There is a limit of one free short stack per guest, and the offer is valid at participating restaurants for dine-in only while supplies last, and is not valid with any other offer, special, coupon or discount.

For more information on this worthwhile campaign please visit the IHOP website at www.ihop.com.

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For more information:
Sarah Opel, WVU Childrens Hospital, (304) 598-4346
opels@wvuh.com
so:02-13-07

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