There's only one thing better than a short stack of pancakes from IHOP...and that's a FREE short-stack of pancakes from IHOP!

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It tastes even better when you know the proceeds from National Pancake Day go to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (including Women and Children's Hospital in Buffalo, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and Shriners Hospitals for Children.

The 12th annual event hopes to raise $3.5 million at participating IHOP's across the country to help find cures  and end life-threatening diseases that affect kids and families everywhere.

From now to 7pm tonight, you'll receive a free short stack of their world-famous Buttermilk pancakes.  In return, you're asked to leave a voluntary donation.

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Over 5 million free pancakes are expected to be served today...if you stacked all those up, it would be almost 19 miles high!  Since the promotion started in 2006, IHOP has raised $24 million to support charities in local communities.

Both Western New York IHOP locations are participating in this special day:

What MUST you have with pancakes?  Syrup and butter is a given...but anything else? Fruit? Whipped cream? Coffee?  Juice?  (I REQUIRE sausage with pancakes!) Comment below!