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Newly Crowned Miss America Mallory Hagan Trading in Crown for Spatula for Children’s Miracle Network

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Miss America Mallory Hagan has pledged to raise more than $3 million for the Children's Miracle Network on National Pancake Day, February 5th.

Miss America Mallory Hagan has pledged to raise more than $3 million for the Children’s Miracle Network on National Pancake Day, February 5th.

 

 

Newly crowned Miss America Mallory Hagan is trading in her pumps, evening gown and coveted crown for charity! On February 5th the former Miss New York and current Children’s Miracle Network Goodwill Ambassador will be teaming up with IHOP to help Children’s Miracle Network raise $3 million on National Pancake Day. The amazing charity which was founded by Marie Osmond and her family, John Schneider, Mick Shannon and Joe Lake is in its 30th year providing medical treatment to millions of sick children throughout the country.

The beloved family restaurant which launched its National Pancake Day celebration in 2006 to benefit the communities in which it operates, will be flipping flapjacks and passing out free buttermilk pancakes across the nation on February 5th from 7am -10 pm (at participating the locations), and encouraging guests to make a voluntary donation to the Children’s Miracle Network or other charity. Last year IHOP gave away more than four million pancakes and raised more than $3 million for the Children’s Miracle Network and other local charities.

“It’s an understatement when I say I’m thrilled and honored to begin my year of service as Miss America by serving as the spokesperson for IHOP as they help raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals,” said Hagan, who serves as the charity’s National Goodwill Ambassador. “Helping save children’s lives is the most worthy of causes, and I am grateful to start my year off by helping to celebrate the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital’s 30th anniversary of helping children. I hope that everybody can celebrate with me by going to IHOP on February 5th to enjoy a short stack of free, delicious buttermilk pancakes and help save the lives of children across the country.”

 

For more information about National Pancake Day, to find a local IHOP, or to donate to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, please visit www.IHOPpancakeday.com.

 

Help Miss America Mallory Hagan raise $3 million for the Children's Miracle Network on National Pancake Day.

Help Miss America Mallory Hagan raise $3 million for the Children’s Miracle Network on National Pancake Day.

 

Little known tidbit: Pancake Day is a tradition that 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.  IHOP’s National Pancake Day will take place a week before Shrove Tuesday, on Tuesday, February 5.

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