This Morning: National Pancake Day benefits Sparrow Children’s Center

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It’s National Pancake Day which means free pancakes at IHOP restaurants around the country.. but here in mid-Michigan two local stores are using the event to raise money for a good cause.

IHOP’s in both East Lansing and Jackson will serve free pancakes from 7AM-7PM.

In return, guests are asked to help make a difference by leaving a donation to benefit the Sparrow Children’s Center, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

Free pancake day is being held at IHOP’s around the country with the goal of raising $4 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and other charities.

IHOP restaurants expect to serve more than 5 million free pancakes on Tuesday which when stacked would be nearly 19 miles high.

Since 2006, the event has raised close to $30 million to provide life-saving treatment and medical equipment for patients, inlcuding those treated at Sparrow.

All of the money raised from the two locations today stay in mid-Michigan.

The 2019 Sparrow Miracle Child is Carmen Roberts, a spunky jokster who was born premature and thanks to the care at Sparrow will turn 7 years old in July. 

Watch the video above to meet her family and hear her tell a funny joke. 😉 

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