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. I 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.
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