Free Pancakes & Saving Lives All In One Stop

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Today was National Pancake Day at IHOP! In partnership with the Children’s Miracle Network, IHOP serves a free stack of pancakes to customers with the hope that the customer will donate to the Children’s Miracle Network in return. I had the opportunity to visit two IHOP locations in support of this cause. This morning I enjoyed the breakfast hour of 7-8:30am with my sister titleholder, Miss Silicon Valley Melissa Bowling, at the Great America location in Santa Clara.

I was able to chat with customers about the Children’s Miracle Network and collect many donations that all went to the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. IMG_8435I also had fun making and flipping pancakes for the FIRST TIME. I have to admit, I am not much of a chef and you could tell from my pancakes. However, it was for a great cause and it was an awesome experience 🙂

Later in the afternoon, I stopped by the IHOP Steven’s Creek location in Santa Clara. Miss Santa Clara’s Outstanding Teen, Miss Silicon Valley’s Outstanding Teen and I were able to raise more funds for the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland.

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If you missed National Pancake Day but would still like to donate to CMN Hospitals you can donate here.

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A few facts about UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland:

  • They have 190 licensed beds
  • They see 200,000+ patients through Outpatient Services every year
  • They see 50,000+ patients in its Emergency Room per year; that’s I patient every 10 minutes
  • They provide 51 million in undercompensated care each year to families enrolled in government-sponsored healthcare
  • They have the Bay Area’s only Level 1 pediatric trauma center (emergency room) exclusively for kids
  • No family is turned away

A few facts about the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals:

  • 62 children enter a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital for treatment every minute
  • 1 in 10 kids in North America is treated by a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital each year
  • Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals serves over 10 million kids every year
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