IHOP for Charity with Pancakes and WTHU
Thurmont, February 18, 2009 – On Tuesday February 24th you can eat pancakes for a sweet donation to help others with Leukemia and Lymphoma. To sweeten the deal you can have your breakfast with WTHU’s own Rise & Shine Host – Brenda Scheider, she will be there live from 8am-9am on the air.
Known also as Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras, National Pancake Day, Shrove Tuesday dates back several centuries to when the English prepped for fasting during Lent. Strict rules prohibited the eating of all dairy products during Lent, so pancakes were made to use up the supply of eggs, milk, butter and other dairy products…hence the name Pancake Tuesday, or Shrove Tuesday.
Since the inception of National Pancake Day in 2006, IHOP has raised nearly $2 million to support charities in communities in which it operates. In 2008, IHOP gave away more than 1.5 million pancakes and raised over $875,000 in support of Children’s Miracle Network and other local charities, far exceeding its goal to raise $750,000. In Frederick IHOP will be donating their proceeds to the local Leukemia and Lymphoma Societies.
Come down to the IHOP in Frederick at 5277 Buckeystown Pike in the Westridge Shopping Center (Crestwood & Route 85/Buckeystown Pike) to celebrate National Pancake day on Tuesday from 7:00am – 10:00pm. IHOP will give you one free short stack (3) of their favorite buttermilk pancakes. (Limit of one stack per guest, dine in only). IHOP asks that you consider making a donation to support your local charities. Check out IHOP’s website, you can still participate even if you are out of town http://www.ihoppancakeday.com/ .
Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Tuesday – whatever you want to call it, will be a great day of fun for all at IHOP and their partner WTHU, while helping the Leukemia and Lymphoma Societies. Come do good while you eat great!