LANSING, Mich. — There’s nothing better than free buttermilk pancakes to start the day – unless you can also support children’s health at the same time.
Tuesday, March 12, is IHOP’s Free Pancake Day and the East Lansing and Jackson IHOPs will serve free pancakes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. In return, guests are asked to help make a difference by leaving a donation to benefit the Sparrow Children’s Center, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. The East Lansing IHOP is located at 2771 E. Grand River Avenue, while the Jackson restaurant is at 1213 North West Road.
Sparrow’s 2019 Miracle Child, Carmen Roberts, and her family plan to attend the event in East Lansing.
Free Pancake Day is being held at IHOPs throughout the nation, with the goal of raising $4 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and other charities. IHOP Restaurants nationwide expect to serve more than 5 million free pancakes on Tuesday, which, when stacked, would be nearly 19 miles high.
Since 2006, the event has raised close to $30 million to provide life-saving treatment and medical equipment for young Patients, including those treated at Sparrow.
Sparrow is a leader in caring for children. The first hospital in mid-Michigan to offer a dedicated children’s unit, Sparrow is home to the region’s only full-service pediatric emergency department. As the region’s Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, Sparrow provides the most advanced technology and treatment options in pediatric and neonatal care.
Choose Wisely. Choose Sparrow.