IHOP restaurants offers free pancakes March 12 in exchange for donations to Valley Children’s Hospital


MADERA – Talk about a delicious way to help kids in your community!

Enjoy a complimentary short stack of pancakes and help Valley Children’s Hospital during International House of Pancakes (IHOP) Free Pancake Day on Tuesday, March 12. From 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., IHOP restaurants from Tulare to Madera will be serving free pancakes in exchange for a donation of any size to Valley Children’s Hospital, which provides pediatric healthcare services to more than 1.3 million children in 12 counties.

IHOP Free Pancake Day is the brand’s signature day of giving to children battling life-threatening illnesses and underscores its longstanding commitment to helping families create more moments together.

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity’s Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support and learn how you can “Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are,” at www.CMNHHospitals.org. Since 2009, IHOP has raised more than $133,000 for Valley Children’s.

This year, IHOP and its franchisees have set a goal of raising $4 million to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH), including Valley Children’s. The hospital is operated by Valley Children’s Healthcare – one of the largest pediatric healthcare networks in the nation – to provide Central California’s only high-quality, comprehensive care exclusively for children, from before birth to young adulthood. The network offers highly specialized medical and surgical services to care for children with conditions ranging from common to the highly complex at its 330-bed stand-alone children’s hospital or in one of their three neonatal units (28 beds) located across the Valley. In addition, the Valley Children’s Healthcare network includes specialty care centers, pediatric primary care practices, urgent care center and women’s health services.

Valley Children’s was the first children’s hospital west of the Rockies to receive Magnet Nursing designation, the highest nursing benchmark in the world. It is also one of the fewer than 10 pediatric intensive care units in the nation to have received the Beacon Award of Critical Care Excellence. With more than 575 physicians and 3,400 staff, Valley Children’s delivers high-quality, comprehensive care to more than 1.3 million children in its 12-county service area.

For more information, please visit www.valleychildrens.org.

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