Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Sick Kids: Shriners, IHOP, and the Austin Digg Community Help

On February 12th in Austin, TX, IHOP and the Shriners will be teaming up to raise money for the Shriner's Hospitals for Children. IHOP will be giving away free stacks of pancakes that day and inviting their customers to donate to Shriner's Hospital for Children.

Each year, the Shriner's hospitals attend to the medical needs of more than 125,000 patients. All of the patients are children with orthopaedic conditions, burn injuries of all degrees, spinal cord injuries and cleft lips and/or palates. And all of the medical procedures are provided free of charge!

And this year, the Austin Digg community is getting into the act also! Austin is a very tech oriented community that plays host to several hardware, software, and IT firms. So, this year, we're using digg to get the word out about free pancakes and a chance to give back to the community. If you are in the Austin area, please digg this article and send it to all your contacts. Then, please plan on eating some free pancakes on the 12th!

A map of all the IHOP locations is shown below. To show how involved digg users are in their communities, you can print the digg image out below and hand it to a Shriner with your donation that day. We'll tally up all the digg donations, and post the totals here!

Austin IHOP locations

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

um, I thought the purpose of Pancake Day was to help celebrate Shrove Tuesday-the day before the Lenten season begins when people swear off eating animal fats (like butter) and have a hearty pancake feast. Problem is, Shrove Tuesday is on February 5 this year, so countless religioso's will not be able to partake and the Shrine will lose countless donations. Oops!