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IHOP "FLIPS" FOR CHOC CHILDREN'S WITH NATIONAL PANCAKE DAY FUNDRAISER
February 21, 2012

Be one of millions to enjoy a free short stack of IHOP’s famous buttermilk pancakes on February 28, when National Pancake Day returns for the seventh year! 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, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, which helps improve the lives of children at the 170 Network hospitals nationwide. All of the funds raised in Orange County will benefit CHOC Children’s, a Children’s Miracle Network hospital.
 

With over 1,500 restaurants participating in National Pancake Day, IHOP hopes to raise $2.7 million for Children’s Miracle Network and other local charities.  This amount marks IHOP’s goal to bring the total amount of monies raised for local charities to more than $10 million in seven years. 
 

A great offer like this does have some rules - 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 or to find an IHOP near you, please visit the IHOP website at www.ihoppancakeday.com .
 

About CHOC Children's: Named one of the best children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report (2013-2014) and a 2013 Leapfrog Top Hospital, CHOC Children's is exclusively committed to the health and well-being of children through clinical expertise, advocacy, outreach and research that brings advanced treatment to pediatric patients. Affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, CHOC’s regional healthcare network includes two state-of-the-art hospitals in Orange and Mission Viejo, several primary and specialty care clinics, a pediatric residency program, and four centers of excellence - The CHOC Children’s Heart, Neuroscience, Orthopaedic and Hyundai Cancer Institutes.

CHOC earned the Gold Level CAPE Award from the California Council of Excellence, the only children’s hospital in California to ever earn this distinction, and was awarded Magnet designation, the highest honor bestowed to hospitals for nursing excellence.  Recognized for extraordinary commitment to high-quality critical care standards, CHOC’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is the first in the United States to earn the Pediatric Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence.

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Media Contact:
Denise Almazan, Director of Public Relations
phone: (714) 509-8680
email: pr@chocchildrens.org

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