National Pancake Day: Free short stacks at DC-area IHOPs to benefit LLS

Put down your cereal. Tuesday is National Pancake Day! In honor of this extra special day, D.C. area IHOP restaurants are giving away free short stacks of pancakes, with the hope you'll make a donation instead to a cause that's close to our hearts here at FOX 5.

Local IHOP restaurants have partnered with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) on National Pancake Day to help beat cancer for the past 10 years. As part of the celebration on March 3, all participating local IHOPs will give away one free short stack of pancakes with the hopes that patrons will make a donation to LLS in lieu of payment.  

Last year, nearly $275,000 was raised for the National Capital Area Chapter of LLS, and this year, their aiming for $325,000! LLS volunteers will be on site at the IHOP restaurants to help collect donations on National Pancake Day and share information about their mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life for our patients and their families.

To find an IHOP near you, visit

This year, D.C. area stores are raising funds in honor of Emma, a 6-year-old leukemia survivor.  In May 2012, Emma was diagnosed with leukemia and her military family moved from Germany to Maryland. She has been going through treatment for the last two years and completed her final chemo on August 3, 2014!

For more on the National Capital Area Chapter of LLS or to make a donation, click here!

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