National Pancake Day on March 4 supports Beaumont Children’s Hospital

2/20/2014

Order up at IHOP’s National Pancake Day on March 4 to benefit Beaumont Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. IHOP will be serving up a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes to guests during its annual event to help sick and injured children. Guests then are encouraged to make donations to help Beaumont Children’s Hospital, an affiliate of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

During the ninth National Pancake Day more than 1,500 IHOP restaurants, including those in Southeast Michigan, will invite customers to enjoy its breakfast tradition from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. IHOP hopes to raise $3 million and more than $25,000 locally.

"We are extremely grateful to IHOP and its patrons for their generous support of Beaumont Children's Hospital,” says Dr. Brian Berman, pediatrician-in-chief of Beaumont Children’s Hospital. “These donations help provide comfort andsupport compassionate care to the many children and families that we serve throughout the region."

There are 11 participating IHOP locations in the area, including Bloomfield Hills, Brighton, Dearborn Heights, Detroit, Livonia, Novi, Roseville, Royal Oak, Sterling Heights, Woodhaven and Ypsilanti.

All of the donations stay local and help Beaumont Children’s Hospital to purchase medical equipment, which provides live-saving procedures for more than 100,000 sick and injured children each year.

For more information on National Pancake Day, or to learn about Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and make an online donation, visit www.ihoppancakeday.com.

About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals raises funds for 170 nonprofit children's hospitals across the United States and Canada. Beaumont Children's Hospital is the Southeast Michigan Children's Miracle Network affiliated hospital. When a donation is given to CMN, it stays in the community, helping local kids. Learn more at CMNHospitals.org.

About Beaumont Children’s Hospital

Beaumont Children’s Hospital doctors provide comprehensive health services for infants, children and adolescents in nearly every medical and surgical subspecialty. Part of Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Beaumont Children's Hospital features a team of more than 80 pediatric subspecialists and more than 200 board-certified pediatricians in addition to pediatric nurses and support staff. Facilities include dedicated pediatric units in Royal Oak and at Beaumont Hospital, Troy as well as outpatient locations throughout Metro Detroit. Expert pediatric services include emergency care, hematology-oncology, newborn and pediatric intensive care, pediatric surgery and craniofacial surgery among other specialties. Beaumont Children’s Hospital is a member of the Children’s Hospital Association and is the only Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals affiliate in Southeast Michigan. Find out more at www.beaumontchildrenshospital.com, connect on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beaumontchildrenshospital or call 855-480-KIDS (5437).