BRICK-For the past 12 years, International House of Pancakes (IHOP) has celebrated National Pancake Day by donating millions of dollars to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
This week, Brick Mayor John Ducey and the township council thanked IHOP for their contributions to the community.
On Tuesday, Mayor Ducey, along with Council President Halloran and Councilman Mummolo, presented a proclamation that recognized owners Lou & Toni Maschi for their exemplary service to the community and the long-standing support that Brick IHOP has given to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.
As part of its celebration, IHOP has partnered with three inspiring charities – Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and Shriners Hospitals for Children – with the goal of raising $3.5 million for finding cures and eradicating life-threatening diseases affecting children and families everywhere.
“IHOP and our franchisees are honored to partner with leading non-profit organizations like Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and Shriners Hospitals for Children for our National Pancake Day event and help fight serious childhood illnesses” said Darren Rebelez, President, IHOP Restaurants. “Year after year, we look forward to celebrating with our guests and fans, and are amazed by their generosity. Every pancake served on IHOP National Pancake Day has a purpose, and every penny raised goes a long way in making a meaningful, and lasting, impact on so many kids and families in our communities.”
Since launching in 2006, IHOP National Pancake Day has become a pop-culture phenomenon with millions of guests and communities helping IHOP and its franchisees raise $24 million to-date for youth health and wellness organizations. All of the money raised on IHOP National Pancake Day stays local and directly helps children in need.