IHOP National Pancake Day supports Sparrow Children’s Center

Published: Feb. 26, 2014

East Lansing IHOP will be serving up free short stacks of buttermilk pancakes to support mid-Michigan kids during National Pancake Day on Tuesday, March 4.

This family-friendly tradition aims to raise needed funds and awareness for Sparrow Children's Center, a Children's Miracle Network Hospital. For every short stack of buttermilk pancakes served from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. at our local IHOP, 2771 E. Grand River Ave., guests will be invited to make a donation to benefit the Sparrow Children's Center.

Since 2006, IHOP National Pancake Day has raised more than $10 million to provide life-saving treatment and medical equipment for young Patients, including the 46,000 treated annually at Sparrow. For more information, visit www.IHOPpancakeday.com.

For more than a century, Sparrow has been a leader in caring for children. The first hospital in mid-Michigan to offer a dedicated children's unit, Sparrow today is home to the region's only full-service pediatric emergency department. As the region's Children's Miracle Network Hospital, Sparrow is able to provide the most advanced technology and treatment options in pediatric and neonatal care.


Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations - including all those made on IHOP National Pancake Day - 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 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 about your member hospital, at www.CMNHospitals.org.