Many of you know that Children's Miracle Network is very near and dear to my heart since we have been the beneficiaries of it with our son Jackson. Since 2006, our favorite pancake eatery - IHOP - has sponsored National Pancake Day by serving a free stack of pancakes in efforts to get raise money through selfless donations from its customers. Not a bad deal since it is just a requested donation, but look at how sweet it is to get a stack of warm, yummy pancakes while you are helping others.
Consider celebrating National Pancake Day by visiting your IHOP!
From the IHOP Website
About National Pancake Day
March 1, 2011
Since beginning its National Pancake Day celebration in 2006, IHOP has raised more than $5.35 million to support charities in the communities in which it operates. While IHOP's National Pancake Day typically takes place on Shrove Tuesday, this year, the company will host its free pancake event one week earlier on Tuesday, March 1 to build buzz and excitement prior to Shrove Tuesday. With your help, we hope to raise $2.3 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and other local charities!
Known also as Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras, 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...hence the name Pancake Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday.