Local IHOP National Pancake Day celebration raised $20,000 to benefit CMN at The Medical Center


 In celebration of National Pancake Day on Tuesday, March 1, Columbus and Phenix City IHOP restaurants collectively raised approximately $20,000 to benefit Children’s Miracle Network at The Medical Center in Columbus.  IHOP restaurants across the United States offered a free short stack of pancakes and, in turn, asked customers to make a donation to their local Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) hospital.


Squaring off in friendly pancake flipping and stacking contests to commemorate the event were Dr. Joseph Zanga, Chief of Pediatrics at the Medical Center, Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson, and Medical Center President/CEO Lance Duke.


Children’s Miracle Network at The Medical Center was established in 1995.  Since then, it has raised more than $3 million.  Every dollar raised by Children’s Miracle Network at The Medical Center stays in the community to help children treated at The Medical Center.  The Medical Center is one of 170 Children’s Miracle Network hospitals in North America and only one of six hospitals in Georgia. 

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As the region's leading provider of healthcare, Columbus Regional Health has touched the lives of most of the children and adults in this region through its comprehensive network of services. Located in the West Georgia city of Columbus, Columbus Regional was established in 1986 as a not-for-profit health services organization, but its roots can be traced back to 1836 when the local hospital was a small wooden building on the banks of the Chattahoochee River.