Support Sparrow Children’s Center with free IHOP pancakes

Published: Feb. 4, 2013

Here's a great way to start the day Tuesday: Get a free short stack of pancakes at the East Lansing IHOP, 2771 E. Grand River Ave., and raise funds for the young Patients at Sparrow, a Children's Miracle Network Hospital.

For every short stack of buttermilk pancakes served from 7 a.m.-10 p.m. on National Pancake Day, East Lansing IHOP guests are invited to make a donation to benefit the Sparrow Children's Center.

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 40,000 treated annually at Sparrow. For more information, visit

For more than a century, Sparrow has been a leader in caring for children. The first hospital in mid-Michigan to offer a dedicated children's unit, Sparrow today is home to the region's only full-service pediatric emergency department. As the region's Children's Miracle Network Hospital, Sparrow is able to provide the most advanced technology and treatment options in pediatric and neonatal care.


Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds for 170 children's hospitals across the United States and Canada which, in turn, use the money where it's needed the most. When a donation is given it stays in the community, helping local kids. Since 1983, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $4.7 billion, most of it $1 at a time. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care, all in support of the mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Learn more at