Monday, February 1, 2010

Children's Miracle Network's Roger Cook

Imagine waking up to 53 of the country’s most beautiful women eating the breakfast of champions — Pancakes! You would think it was a dream, right? Well, last Friday, that was my reality! I felt like the luckiest guy on the planet on Friday, January 22 when I had the opportunity to host a special event in support of National Pancake Day at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.

Leading up to The Miss America Pageant on January 30, all of the state winners, plus D.C., U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico representatives, gathered for a very special pancake breakfast to raise awareness for National Pancake Day, which is set for Tuesday, February 23, 2010. On that special day, IHOP restaurants nationwide will give away one shortstack of their famous buttermilk pancakes free to anyone who stops in. In exchange, they hope you will leave a little something behind for my favorite cause...Children’s Miracle Network.

As Vice President of Celebrity and Public Relations for Children’s Miracle Network, I have the distinct pleasure of working with a lot of caring celebrities who devote their time, talent and money to help improve and save the lives of children throughout the United States and abroad. On National Pancake Day, IHOP and you, their guests, are the stars and you can help us raise more than $1.75 million for Children’s Miracle Network programs nationwide.

I hope you will stop into an IHOP on February 23, between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. for a free short stack and hopefully you will enjoy the pancakes so much that you will leave a little something behind to help create miracles at children’s hospitals around the country. 100% of the funds raised on National Pancake Day in restaurants supporting Children’s Miracle Network will stay in the local community in which they were donated to help sick and injured kids being treated at your local Children’s Miracle Network hospital.

There will also be more ways to donate and to win something for your good deeds, so stay tuned to more details!

For more information on National Pancake Day, visit There are lots of ways you can get involved today!