IHOP to Raise Funds on Behalf of Nationwide Childrens Hospital

January 25, 2016

Central Ohio IHOP franchises will begin a month-long effort to raise funds on behalf of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, a Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospital, beginning Monday, Feb. 1. Patrons of all eight IHOP locations can purchase the recognizable CMN balloon icon until the campaign culminates with National Pancake Day Tuesday, March 8.
 
Prior to and during National Pancake Day, with their purchase of the balloon icon, guests of the central Ohio IHOP locations – Chillicothe, Grove City, Heath, Lancaster, Renner Road (Hilliard), Reynoldsburg, Sawmill Road and Westerville – will have an opportunity to include their name on the CMN balloon icon, which will be displayed throughout the restaurants.
 
The signature event for all CMN hospitals and IHOP, National Pancake Day, will occur from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. March 8. During this time, customers can order a short stack of buttermilk pancakes at no cost. Each of the eight central Ohio IHOP locations will continue to accept voluntary donations during National Pancake Day as well.
 
Since beginning National Pancake Day in 2006, IHOP has raised more than $15 million in support of a variety of charities in their local communities.
 
National Pancake Day
Who: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, and IHOP
What: National Pancake Day in conjunction with CMN balloon icon donations
When: Feb. 1-March 8
Where: Eight central Ohio IHOP locations - Chillicothe, Grove City, Heath, Lancaster, Renner
Road (Hilliard), Reynoldsburg, Sawmill Road and Westerville
Why: One hundred percent of contributions during the campaign from Feb. 1-March 8 will be donated to Nationwide Children’s Hospital

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report ‘s 2018-19 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.4 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.