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A short stack is a big help for sick children

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Tuesday is National Pancake Day and IHOP staff is inviting customers to order a short stack for free and then make a donation to the Children's Miracle Network.

General Manager of the IHOP location in Jonesboro, Sheri Stovall, says they've been doing this fund raiser for years. "We want to get involved with the community and just help out as much as we can."

Stovall says she's proud to be part of a program that's benefiting children. "It's great," Stovall said. "I've been here for the past seven years since we started raising the money and we enjoy doing it and helping the kids."

The Children's Miracle Network raises funds for more than 170 children's hospitals across the United States and Canada. That money is then used where it is needed the most. Jonesboro resident Amy Herrington made a special stop at IHOP for breakfast that morning.

Herrington says the reason she stopped in was to help the children. "I knew today was National Pancake Day," Herrington said. "Which was really exciting because I love pancakes and I also knew that everything IHOP was doing was going to the Miracle Network. Which I think is just a wonderful network to help children. And so, I was more than happy to come in and eat not only eat one of my favorite foods but help some children as well."

Herrington says helping out is easy and important for people to do. "Come, just come," Herrington said. "Enjoy some good food, enjoy friends and lets help our community, those who really need help. Lets just help them and make our world a little bit better by just coming and eating a pancake."

This is IHOP's seventh year to participate in this fund raiser, during that time they've managed to raise nearly $8 million dollars.

Last year, IHOP served more than four million free pancakes and raised more than 2.5 million dollars.

For more information about IHOP National Pancake Day, click on this website.

For additional information on the Children's Miracle Network, click here.

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