NEWS | February 22, 2012

Eat pancakes, help sick and injured children at UC Davis Children's Hospital


On Monday, Feb. 27, pancake lovers can drive through and 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 at the intersection of Colonial Drive and Stockton Boulevard from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. on the grounds of UC Davis Medical Center. Children's hospital patients will be invited to visit the location and receive a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes. Miss Sacramento County Julianna Johnson will be on hand to help flip and serve pancakes.

The event is being held to promote National Pancake Day on Feb. 28, an annual fundraising partnership with the Children's Miracle Network (CMN). Now in its seventh year, pancake day encourages IHOP patrons to donate what they would have paid for a short stack of buttermilk pancakes to the Children's Miracle Network. Other promotional events will be held on Feb. 28 at IHOP locations throughout Sacramento

Proceeds from pancake day are anticipated to raise nearly $3 million nationwide for Children's Miracle Network hospitals. All proceeds from Sacramento-area pancake day donations will benefit UC Davis Children's Hospital, Sacramento's Children's Miracle Network-affiliated hospital. Last year, Sacramento pancake day sales netted nearly $57,000, and other IHOP partnerships raised a total of $66,000. Organizers hope to raise $75,000 this year.

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