IHOP restaurants are celebrating the 10th anniversary of National Pancake Day on March 3, once again offering one free short stack of their famous buttermilk pancakes to guests to enjoy in their restaurants in the hopes that they will pay it forward by making a voluntary donation to their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Shriners Hospital for Children, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or other local charities.Participating IHOP Restaurants plan to give away millions of free pancakes, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, to celebrate this “Decade of Giving”.

More than 1,500 IHOP restaurants across the United States will participate in this annual event which to date, has raised $16 million for charity. All of the donations raised stay within the communities, helping provide lifesaving treatment and equipment for local sick and injured children.

In the weeks leading up to National Pancake Day, participating IHOP restaurants will also sell “Miracle Balloons” for $1, $5 to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The balloons will be available from Feb. 1 through National Pancake Day, and all proceeds will go to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Guests who purchase a $5 Miracle Balloon will receive a $5 discount coupon that can be used during their next dining visit.

For more information on National Pancake Day or to learn more about Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and to make a donation, please visit IHOPPancakeDay.