Since 2004, IHOP and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society have been partnering for National Pancake Day in the Mid-Atlantic region. Over the last 13 years together we have raised more than $2 million for blood cancer patients. This year we have set our goal to raise $650,000 during the National Pancake Day campaign! We are so grateful for IHOP's support in our mission to end all blood cancers.
IHOP's support goes a long way in helping fund research for ground-breaking treatments in blood cancers along with supporting patient access programs. These patient access and resarch programs help patients just like our 2018 Honored Hero, Lucy!
Lucy was a very happy eight-month-old baby when she was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in August of 2013. Doctors gave Lucy a 50% chance of survival. While Lucy had five months of successful inpatient treatment, there was an unfortunate turn of events and the cancer returned. The lack of research into Lucy’s specific cancer led to uncertainty as to possible treatments.. Ultimately, Lucy had a cord blood stem cell transplant from a donor in Germany. Four years later, Lucy is miraculously healthy, happy, and living life to the fullest! Depending on the day you ask her, Lucy either wants to be a doctor, teacher, or Minnie Mouse when she grows up. Willing to strike up a conversation with anyone, Lucy is a delight to all those who meet her. She enjoys playing in her treehouse, showing her ballet moves, and riding her bike.
With yours and IHOP's support we can continue to help many more patients just like Lucy. We hope that you will help us reach our $650,000 goal for National Pancake Day by either donating now or visiting a local IHOP near you!
Meet Lucy and her mom! Here's a photo of Lucy and her family spending time at the pumpkin patch this past fall!