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NEWS | February 28, 2014

Eat pancakes, help sick children on March 3

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.)

On Monday, March 3, pancake lovers can drive through, eat their fill of short-stack pancakes and make a donation to support sick and injured children at UC Davis Children's Hospital, in recognition of the International House of Pancakes' (IHOP) National Pancake Day.

The pancake drive-through event will be held off the circular driveway at the front of UC Davis Medical Center, near the intersection of X and 45th Streets from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Children's hospital patients will be invited to visit the location and receive a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes. 

The event is being held to promote National Pancake Day on March 4, an annual fundraising partnership with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH). Now in its ninth year, Pancake Day encourages IHOP patrons to donate what they would have paid for a short stack of buttermilk pancakes to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

Proceeds from Pancake Day are anticipated to raise $3 million nationwide for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. All proceeds from the Sacramento event will benefit UC Davis Children's Hospital, Sacramento's Children's Miracle Network Hospital. Last year, Sacramento Pancake Day sales netted nearly $1,500, and other IHOP partnerships raised a total $71,104 for UC Davis Children's Hospital.

For more information, contact Jacquelyn Kay-Mills at 916-734-9192 or email jacquelyn.kay-mills@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu.

UC Davis Children's Hospital is the Sacramento region's only nationally ranked, comprehensive hospital for children, serving infants, children, adolescents and young adults with primary, subspecialty and critical care. It includes the Central Valley's only pediatric emergency department and Level I pediatric trauma center, which offers the highest level of care for critically ill children. The 129-bed children's hospital includes the state-of-the-art 49-bed neonatal and 24-bed pediatric intensive care and pediatric cardiac intensive care units. With more than 120 physicians in 33 subspecialties, UC Davis Children's Hospital has more than 74,000 clinic and hospital visits and 13,000 emergency department visits each year. For more information, visit children.ucdavis.edu.