“Save the Date – IHOP Free Pancake Day is March 12, 2019 from 7A-7P!
Each year, IHOP offers a FREE short stack of pancakes to guests visiting participating restaurants throughout the Washington, D.C. area. LLS volunteers and IHOP staff come together to collect donations for LLS's mission in lieu of payment for pancakes.
WMZQ’s Corey Calhoun sits down with Meg, leukemia survivor, to discuss why this cause is so important and why you should dine at IHOP on March 12th. Meg was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (A.L.L.) on December 23, 2015 at age 13 while the family was on vacation on the Oregon Coast. Meg spent the first month of treatment in Portland’s Children’s hospital, and she was allowed to come back home to Virginia on January 21st…only to go back into the hospital with a severe blood clot in her arm. She continued to face complication after complication during her chemotherapy treatment. From fungal meningitis, to pancreatitis, to steroid-induced diabetes, and even appendicitis - if it was a weird side-effect of treatment, she seemed to get it. Meg completed treatment on May 18 2018 and celebrated with a “No More Chemo” party! Known as the Mayor of the oncology floor in the hospital, Meg was always social while in patient. She got to know the other children, the nurses, techs, and all of the doctors quite well and they became part of her family. As a way to give back to all of the people who supported her while she was sick, Meg started “Meg’s Verry Merry Giveback,” where she collects toys during the holidays and delivers them to the hospital at Christmas and in the month of July. Meg’s spirit and tenacity and bravery are unmatched. #Team_Meg
The success of IHOP Free Pancake Day in the National Capital Area depends on our amazing and dedicated volunteers. To lend your support on March 12th,please sign up to donate your timeat an area IHOP and inform guests about our mission.
For more information please call 703-399-2900.
Can’t attend IHOP Free Pancake Day? Make your donation to fight blood cancer atwww.lls.org/nca.