Free pancakes at East Lansing IHOP for children’s health

Published: March 2, 2015

Patrons filled up on free buttermilk pancakes to support children’s health at the East Lansing IHOP on National Pancake Day, Tuesday, March 3.

The annual event raises money and awareness for the Sparrow Children’s Center, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Guests were invited to make a donation for every short stack of pancakes served from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. The East Lansing IHOP is located at 2771 E. Grand River Avenue.

Sparrow’s 2015 Miracle Child Garret McGowan, Tim Raghib, M.D., Medical Director of Sparrow Medical Group Pediatric Practices and Sparrow’s Pediatric Hospitalist Service, and Kathy Marble, MSN, RNC-NIC, Director of Women and Children’s Services at Sparrow, were on hand to help flip pancakes and answer questions from the media.

Since 2006, IHOP National Pancake Day has raised more than $10 million to provide life-saving treatment and medical equipment for young Patients, including the 46,000 treated each year at Sparrow. For more information, visit

Sparrow is a leader in caring for children. The first hospital in mid-Michigan to offer a dedicated children’s unit, Sparrow is home to the region’s only full-service pediatric emergency department. As the region’s Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, Sparrow provides the most advanced technology and treatment options in pediatric and neonatal care.

Choose Wisely. Choose Sparrow.