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Support KCH Patients on National Pancake Day

graphic advertising free pancake day at IHOP

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 5, 2020 IHOP Restaurant will host its 15th annual IHOP Free Pancake Day event from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 25. IHOP restaurants across America will serve guests a FREE short stack of its world-famous buttermilk pancakes while collecting donations for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. 

Visit your local IHOP on Feb. 25, join in the celebration, leave a donation of any size on-check or in-restaurant for Children’s Miracle Network, and tell family and friends about IHOP Free Pancake Day. All of the funds raised in Lexington, Richmond, Ashland and Bowling Green during the IHOP Free Pancake Day campaign go toward to improving the lives of children being treated at Kentucky Children’s Hospital.

IHOP’s goal is to raise $3 million for the Children's Miracle Network. Patrons can help by purchasing a “CMN Balloon Icon” to publicly pledge support or donate on their check. They can purchase a $1 or $5 balloon, and those who purchase a $5 balloon will receive a coupon for $5 off of $10 purchase for their next visit at IHOP. 

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.

Want to do more? Sign up to volunteer at IHOP on Free Pancake Day. Your role will be to let guests know how important the funds they donate are in helping treat children who visit KCH.

For more information on this worthwhile campaign or to find an IHOP near you, please contact Sara-Elizabeth Bush, KCH Office of Philanthropy at 859-562-1603 or at  

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