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IHOP to serve free pancakes

International House of Pancakes will offer free pancakes Feb. 5, on National Pancake Day.

Guests who show up at any IHOP in Reno, Sparks, Carson City or South Lake Tahoe between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. will be offered a free short stack of pancakes. In return, IHOP asks that guests donate what they would have spent on the pancakes to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. IHOP hopes to raise more than $3 million nationally to kick off the 2013 fundraising year for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

The annual National Pancake Day effort is designed to raise money and awareness for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children, by raising funds for children's hospitals throughout the United States.

Guests are also encouraged to buy a Children's Miracle Network Hospitals paper balloon for an additional dollar that will be placed on the wall with a name. "Miracle Balloons" will be sold for $1 and $5 each. Miracle Balloon sales offer guests another way to show their support of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and contribute to the fundraising effort locally in northern Nevada.

This will mark the eighth year that IHOP has held National Pancake Day, which to date has raised more than $10 million dollars nationally for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and other local charities. In northern Nevada, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals has partnered with IHOP since 2006 and has raised more than $38,800 to benefit Renown Children's Hospital. All funds raised at local IHOP restaurants will be donated directly to Renown Children's Hospital.

To find a local IHOP or to donate online, visit www.ihoppancakeday.com.


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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Feb 1, 2013 08:52PM Published Feb 1, 2013 08:47PM Copyright 2013 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.