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National Pancake Day benefits sick kids

Posted at 11:39 AM, Mar 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-09 11:46:32-05

You might want to grab some pancakes after casting your vote. It's "National Pancake Day" and that means you can get a short stack of buttermilk pancakes for free at the East Lansing IHOP today.

IHOP is asking for any donation you can give in return. It's all an effort to help sick kids at Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

This year, the goal is to raise $3.5 million. In exchange for those free pancakes, IHOP is asking customers to donate the usual price of the meal or as much as they can to help kids and their families.

All the money donated at the East Lansing IHOP will benefit the Sparrow Children's Center in Lansing. Visit the location on Grand River Avenue between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. to donate.

"National Pancake Day" first began in 2006 and IHOP has raised millions to support charities and CMN Hospitals like the Sparrow Children's Center.

We spoke with Sparrow's 2016 Miracle Child Abbey Larkin who is a 14-year-old from Eaton Rapids. The Sparrow team helped Abbey after she got in a serious car accident in 2015. Today, she is on the path to recovery.

To hear more about Abbey, click here