IHOP Flips for Kentucky Children's Hospital
Media Contact: Mary Colliver
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 17, 2010) −Support Kentucky Children’s Hospital by
joining IHOP for free pancakes in celebration of National Pancake Day
from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, at the IHOP restaurant located
at 2306 Palumbo Drive in Lexington.
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, which helps improve
the lives of children at the 170 Children’s Miracle Network hospitals
nationwide. One-hundred percent of the funds raised locally will
benefit Kentucky Children’s Hospital, a Children’s Miracle Network
The inspiration for National Pancake Day dates back several centuries
to when the English prepped for fasting during Lent. Strict rules
prohibited the eating of all dairy products during Lent. So pancakes
were made to use up the supply of eggs, milk, butter and other dairy
products. Therefore, the day was named Pancake Day or Shrove Tuesday.
“We are so pleased to partner with IHOP for National Pancake Day,"
said Angela Clemens, leadership circle coordinator for Kentucky
Children's Hospital. "They have been a wonderful supporter of Kentucky
Children’s Hospital for several years. What could be better than free
pancakes to help the children of Kentucky?”
Since beginning its National Pancake Day celebration in 2006, IHOP
has raised more than two million dollars to support charities in the
communities in which it operates. The goal for 2010 is to raise another
$1 million or so for Children's Miracle Network.
Lexington's IHOP opened late in 2006; therefore this is Lexington's fourth opportunity to participate.
For more information, contact Angela Clemens, Kentucky Children’s Hospital, at 859-323-8443 or firstname.lastname@example.org.