Free Pancakes at IHOP on Tuesday, March 8, to Support Memorial Hospital

IHOP Raises Funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Throughout February and on National Pancake Day

YAKIMA, Wash. March 3, 2016 — On Tuesday, March 8, Ellensburg and Tri-cities IHOP restaurants will once again offer guests a free short stack of their famous buttermilk pancakes on National Pancake Day. This family-friendly tradition aims to raise needed funds and awareness for Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

For every short stack of buttermilk pancakes served on National Pancake Day between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m., IHOP guests are invited to make a voluntary donation to Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital to celebrate IHOP’s “Decade of Giving.” Since 2006, IHOP National Pancake Day has raised approximately $15 million to provide life-saving treatment, programs and medical equipment for child patients — including the thousands of children treated annually at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital.

In the weeks before National Pancake Day, participating IHOP restaurants also sold “Miracle Balloons” for $1 and $5 to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The balloons are available through National Pancake Day, and all proceeds will go to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Guests who purchase a $5 Miracle Balloon will receive a $5 discount coupon that can be used during their next visit to IHOP.

“We are so grateful for IHOP’s continued support for Children’s Miracle Network and Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital,” said Katie Trammell, Memorial Hospital’s Children’s Miracle Network representative. “Their support is vital to sustaining the programs and equipment needed for our children with health care challenges.”

Stop in at the following IHOP locations on Tuesday, March 8 to benefit Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital:

Ellensburg, 2704 Triple L Loop

Kennewick, 6511 West Canal Drive

Pasco, 5015 Road 68

For more information or to make an online donation to Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, visit


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






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