Free short stack of pancakes at IHOP on Tuesday

This year marks the seventh consecutive year that the International House of Pancakes will hold a pancake fundraiser for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Here’s how it works: Head on down to your local participating IHOP between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. Tuesday (February 28) and you’ll receive a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes.

Guests are asked to make a voluntary donation for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in exchange for the pancakes.

During last year’s fundraiser, IHOP served four million free pancakes and pancake lovers donated more than $2.5 million to children’s charities, exceeding the fundraising goal of $2.3 million.

It was the largest one-day event in IHOP’s 53-year history.

This year’s goal is $2.7 million, which would bring the total raised in the campaign to more than $10 million.

IHOP locations can be found throughout the Inland Empire, including San Bernardino, Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, Ontario, Fontana, Highland, Upland, Chino, Riverside and Moreno Valley.

For more information, head to IHOP’s Pancake Day website, where you can donate online or get a reminder wake-up call from such celebrities as Jordin Sparks, John Schneider, Steve Young or Marie Osmond.