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IHOP National Pancake Day is February 25! Eat pancakes, help kids, here’s how:


Visit participating IHOP locations in Northwest Ohio on February 25 to celebrate IHOP’s National Pancake Day and help kids treated at Mercy Health – Children’s Hospital.

It’s easy to celebrate IHOP National Pancake Day! Here’s how:

  1. Visit a participating IHOP location on February 25 and donate to your local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in exchange for a free short stack of pancakes.
  2. Invite your friends and family to join you and share that you’re supporting your local children’s hospital on social media using #NationalPancakeDay

You might think it’s just a day to get a free short stack of delicious IHOP buttermilk pancakes, but it actually is a day that makes a BIG difference for kids treated at our hospital. Kids like


Milestones are difficult enough to reach without the extraordinary health issues. Though Harper was born three weeks early, nothing on her mother’s ultrasounds indicated problems, including Down Syndrome. Harper had two holes in her heart that did not close at birth and was diagnosed with apnea. After 11 days in the NICU, she was sent home with an apnea monitor. A phone call one day from daycare put her family in a tailspin – she was turning blue. Harper was monitored and tested at Mercy Children’s Hospital while battling E.coli that had gotten into her blood stream and spread throughout her system. Two weeks of heavy antibiotics finally rid her system of the infection. A couple months later, she was again admitted to Mercy Children’s with parainfluenza and E.coli. Remaining tough through these battles, Harper is now in physical, occupational, water and speech therapy and soon, hippotherapy. Now, hitting some milestones is slowly coming to fruition.

Why you should help?

Did you know that 62 kids enter a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital every minute? That’s more than 10 million kids every year. Donations raised at IHOP on National Pancake Day help fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care.

To thank you for helping kids on National Pancake Day, guests can enter to win pancakes for life or 250,000 other prizes by scanning the QR code on the table tent on February 25.

Thanks to IHOP for supporting our hospital and to all of you for enjoying free pancakes and helping kids!