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National Pancake Day Could Stack Up Big for Hospitalized Kids

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Enjoying a stack of buttermilk pancakes on Feb. 20 will help kids at Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong.

The second annual National Pancake Day celebration plans to turn free flapjacks into funds for kids at Children’s Miracle Network hospitals across the country. Just plan on enjoying a free stack of buttermilk pancakes anytime 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at one of IHOP’s two Rochester locations, and 100 percent of any donation you make will stay here, working to benefit kids at Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong.

National Pancake Day is a centuries-old tradition on the day before Lent, known as “Shrove Tuesday” and Mardi Gras. British villages even held pancake races, rushing to the finish line with frying pans in hand, tossing pancakes along the way. IHOP, seeking to recapture this lore and help charity at the same time, is excited to offer free short stacks with no running necessary and no strings attached (limited to one per guest, in house dining only while supplies last).

To join the celebration, visit either Rochester IHOP location, 2190 N. Goodman St. or 556 Jefferson Road. To learn more, visit or contact Betsy Findlay at (585) 273-5933.

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