Whether you're asking for donations, or planning charitable events, fundraising can be a very challenging task.

For example, as Primary Children's Medical Center set up shop at IHOP locations all over Utah, promising Miss Utah, Kara Arnold would be on hand. Arnold fell ill an hour into the event, but the fundraiser went on.

In partnership with IHOP, celebrating National Pancake Day, and the Children's Miracle Network, Primary Children's Medical Center had volunteers and donation booths at all 40 IHOP locations throughout Utah. 

"We hope that in exchange for a free stack of pancakes, guests will donate money to Primary Children's Medical Center, of which 100 percent of donations will go to the kids," said volunteer Jonette McBride

Volunteer Sharon Smith, said, "Last year alone we were able to give nearly $14 million of healthcare to over 84,000 children and that would not have been possible without the generous donations from our communities."

Primary Children's is the largest children's hospital in the nation and is the pediatric specialty teaching hospital for the University of Utah School of Medicine. They are hoping to raise $100,000 at each IHOP in Utah.

You can learn how to volunteer with, or donate to Primary Children's Medical Center by clicking here.