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Local Restaurants Whip up Sweet Children's Hospital Fundraisers

Monday, January 28, 2008

Starting this week, some sweet fundraisers at local restaurants will benefit hospitalized kids.

In the next few weeks, Rochester-area Tim Hortons and IHOP restaurants will offer mouth-watering sweets that work double-duty – satisfying your cravings and fundraising for Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong.

Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 30, and running through Wednesday, Feb. 6, Tim Hortons’ delicious, double-sized, chocolate chip Smile Cookies will be on sale at all Rochester area stores. Sure to remedy your chocolate fix, they cost only $1 apiece — and better yet, since all proceeds from the cookie sales support our region’s only children’s hospital, they’re virtually guilt-free.

Also, Children’s Miracle Network’s 3rd annual National Pancake Day Celebration, running from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, will turn free flapjacks from IHOP into funds for kids at children’s hospitals nationwide. How, exactly? The plan is simple: since the short stacks served are 100 percent free, on your way out you’ll be able to pass along some of your saved cash as a donation to Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong. Just venture out to one of IHOP’s two Rochester locations: 2190 N. Goodman Street, Irondequoit, and 556 Jefferson Road, Rochester. For more information, visit

For additional details regarding either promotion, or to learn how you or your business can creatively lend support to Golisano Children’s Hospital, contact Betsy Findlay at (585) 273-5933 or visit

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