Saturday, February 21, 2009

National Pancake Day Alert


I just saw a TV commercial for IHOP's National Pancake Day, which raises money for CMN, with whom Miss America also has a partnership. It's this Tuesday, February 24th from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

If you are a titleholder, ED, parent, or even local contestant, I think you should contact your local IHOP immediately! See if you can be a celebrity pancake flipper or server; perhaps you could sit in the entry way and sign autographs and explain the charity. Also find out if that restaurant is getting media coverage. If so, contact that paper or station to let them know you will be there too; form a positive relationship so they will include you in this, and future events. If not, send your own press releases and follow-up, in hopes of securing your own coverage. (Click here for press release writing tips and click on the links above and CNN article below to become familiar with the rhetoric CMN and Miss America use for this event.)

The final step should be emailing pictures to me to post here! Happy pancake flipping!

Pancake Press:

Newly Crowned Miss America 2009 Flips for Kids

"It is a great honor to be the National Goodwill Ambassador for Children's Miracle Network and to serve as a spokesperson for their fundraising partnership with IHOP on National Pancake Day," said Katie.

Pancake Pictures:

Miss Ohio 2007 Roberta Camp

Miss America 2008 Kirsten Haglund

Miss America 2007 Lauren Nelson

I feel the CMN donation is a thinly veiled entry fee; nevertheless, CMN is a good cause and if you're a serious competitor your stilettos, crown and smile had better be in an IHOP this Tuesday!

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