IHOP Miracle Balloon Campaign 2015

IHOP wants to help make miracles happen for kids being treated at UF Health Shands Children's Hospital, and they need your help!

When you dine at an IHOP between Feb. 1 and March 3, be sure to ask your server for a Miracle Balloon to donate to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. For as little as $1, you will help make a difference in the life of a child treated at UF Health Shands Children's Hospital. If you donate $5, you will receive a coupon for $5 off your next visit.

Are you part of a company or organization that would like to donate as a group? IHOP has a $100 Miracle Balloon option that displays your balloon in your nearest IHOP restaurant as advertisement to every patron!

To find an IHOP location near you, click here.


Flip for Free Pancakes

In celebration of IHOP’s 10th annual National Pancake Day, benefitting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, the family friendly restaurant chain is hosting the largest pancake party in the country on Tuesday, March 3!

From 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., the fundraiser will allow guests to enjoy a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes. In return, they will be encouraged to make a voluntary contribution to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, which helps improve the lives of children at the 170 network hospitals in the United States and Canada. All of the funds raised locally will benefit UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital.

Since beginning its National Pancake Day celebration in 2006, IHOP restaurants have raised $13 million to support charities in the communities in which they operate.


20th Annual Dance Marathon at FSU Supports UF Health

From Feb. 27 to March 1, Florida State University students will celebrate 20 years and 1 million reasons to dance For the Kids!

With a goal to raise $1 million for the pediatric patients at UF Health Shands Children's Hospital, more than 1,800 students will stay awake and on their feet for the annual 40-hour event. Over the past 19 years, Dance Marathon at FSU has raised more than $5 million for UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital and the FSU College of Medicine. In 2014, DM at FSU raised a grand total of $781,196! These funds make a remarkable difference in providing the medical care, treatment, and research needed at UF Health and the FSU College of Medicine! To learn more, visit www.noles4kids.org.


Help Make a Difference

Your spare change can make a difference for cancer patients and families at UF Health! Until Feb. 28, 89 North Central Florida Kangaroo Stations will donate all proceeds collected to purchase gas cards for patients seeking treatment at UF Health. All you have to do is place your donation in one of the Climb for Cancer Foundation collection boxes, or make your donation at the register.

The Climb for Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization whose mission is to help ease the pain and suffering of those affected by cancer. Co-founded by Ron and Dianne Farb in 2002, the foundation has funded or created several psycho-social programs, research grants, and pediatric cancer summer camps. To learn more, visit www.cfc-foundation.org.