This is your Miss Wisconsin 2010, Kimberly Sawyer. As a representative of the Miss America Organization, I have had the incredible honor of also being a goodwill ambassador for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals of Wisconsin. I have been able to visit our Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and have seen how the funds raised by the Children’s Miracle Network has benefited and continues to benefit the children and families who need it most. Not only does this money help with the actual medical care of the children, but it also goes to research and training, equipment, uncompensated care, and making sure that the children are in the most comfortable environment possible during their stay.
So how can you help? Join IHOP on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, 7 a.m. – 10 p.m., for National Pancake Day and receive one complimentary short stack! In return for the free flapjacks, we ask you to consider leaving a little something behind for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and other designated local charities. Thanks to our guests’ generosity, IHOP raised more than $2.1 million last year. IHOP began its National Pancake Day in 2006, and since then, has raised $5.35 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and other local charities and given away more than 10.1 million buttermilk pancakes.
Go to www.ihoppancakeday.com to find a local IHOP near you and to learn more about this delicious day that will make you full with pancakes but most importantly, full with the feeling that you helped a child in need. You may even see me! I’ll be at three different IHOP locations serving pancakes and collecting donations so I hope to see you there!
~Kimberly Sawyer, Miss Wisconsin 2010