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Free Pancake Day raises money for local hospital

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- IHOP restaurants nationwide are looking to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network today with Free Pancake Day.

People get a short stack of pancakes for free, but they're asking you to donate instead. Money from Yakima and the Tri-Cities will go to Memorial Hospital's Children's Village and neo-natal intensive care unit. 

Memorial says every donation counts and it helps those most in need.

"Whether it's cancer or another illness or a birth defect... To be able to help those families and put those parents minds at ease knowing that their children have the best possible care in this community," says Wendy King with the Memorial Foundation.

They hope to raise over $15,000 in our area this year.