Local IHOPs host National Pancake Day for Children's Hospital

Local IHOPs host National Pancake Day for Children's Hospital

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All day Tuesday, from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m., people who visit an area IHOP will receive a free shortstack. All day Tuesday, from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m., people who visit an area IHOP will receive a free shortstack.
In return, IHOP is asking for diners to give back to the community. In return, IHOP is asking for diners to give back to the community.

By HAYLEY HARMON
6 News Anchor/Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - IHOP's National Pancake Day is back.

All day Tuesday, from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m., people who visit an area IHOP will receive a free shortstack.

In return, IHOP is asking for diners to give back to the community.

Here in East Tennessee, that means a donation to East Tennessee Children's Hospital.

Those donations mean a lot to ETCH, because it costs a lot of money to provide care for East Tennessee's youngest patients.

"The daily operations cost us more than $420,000 everyday just to keep Children's Hospital's doors open. That goes to staff, medical equipment, any kind of supplies," said Seth Linkous, marketing director for East Tennessee Children's Hospital.

Last year, National Pancake Day raised more than $22,000 for ETCH.

"Fundraisers like this are so important for us, not only to keep the doors open, but to provide care into the future," said Linkous.

Everyone who donates Tuesday will be personally thanked by one of ETCH's ambassadors like former patient Jordan Henegar.

"They help so many people. They're just the best. They help so many people in East Tennessee," said Henegar.

For more information, as well as locations for IHOP restaurants in East Tennessee, visit National Pancake Day's website.

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