A short stack is a big help for sick children

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

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

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

TheChildren's Miracle Network raises funds for more than 170 children's hospitalsacross the United States and Canada. That money is then used where it is neededthe most. Jonesboro resident Amy Herrington made a special stop at IHOP forbreakfast that morning.

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

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

Thisis IHOP's seventh year to participate in this fund raiser, during that timethey've managed to raise nearly $8 million dollars.

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

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

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

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