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IHOP pancake day for charity set for March

Pancake lovers nationwide will once again flock to their local IHOP restaurant to enjoy one free short stack of buttermilk pancakes in celebration of the annual National Pancake Day.

Now in its 11th year, IHOP restaurants will give away millions of free pancakes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and ask guests to leave behind a voluntary donation for their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Shriners Hospital for Children and other local charities.

In 2016, IHOP aims to raise $3.5 million. All donations collected will remain in the communities where they are raised and will be used to fund lifesaving equipment, research, community outreach events, educational tools and much more.

This year local members of Kiwanis International and its affiliated clubs, including Key Club and Circle K, will join volunteers from the charities to help spread the message in the restaurants.