Friday, February 25, 2011

More reason to get free pancakes at IHOP -- for charity!

A couple days ago I wrote about National Pancake Day, which entails getting a free short stack at IHOP on March 1st. And now there's even more reason to go: they're accepting donations to the Leukemia & Lymphona Society. So go get some free grub and donate some money in exchange!

Here's the full press release:
National Pancake Day Supports Local Charity
March 1 event brings local IHOP owners and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society together to make a difference
Alexandria, VA – The National Capital Area Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is proud to announce its continued partnership with the Washington, DC area IHOP restaurants and their celebration of National Pancake Day.
National Pancake Day will take place on March 1, 2011. As part of the celebration, all participating, local IHOP restaurants will give away a free short stack of pancakes in the hopes that patrons will make a donation to support the fight against blood cancers. Last year, National Pancake Day raised $76,000 for the National Capital Area Chapter of LLS and this year the hope is to raise even more - $100,000 to be exact
“We are thrilled to once again be partnering with our local area IHOP restaurants on such a great event as National Pancake Day,” says Donna McKelvey, the Executive Director of the National Capital Area Chapter. “Our participation as the local charity partner for National Pancake Day is a great way for our organization to reach thousands of restaurant patrons and not only bring about exposure to our services but also ask for their support in the fight against blood cancers. We are so grateful for the partnership with IHOP and their commitment to advancing our mission.”
In addition to receiving free hot cakes, paper Icons will also be on sale at select locations allowing patrons to continue their support of LLS through monetaryd onations. Suggested donations for each paper icon begins at $1.00. Icons will be on sale from now through National Pancake Day. Local LLS volunteers will be on site at the local IHOP restaurants to help on National Pancake Day to collect donations and distribute organization information.
To find an IHOP near you, visit www.ihop.com.

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