On Tuesday, you can get free pancakes and support a good cause.

From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time Tuesday, International House of Pancakes will have its 12th annual National Pancake Day, and participating International House of Pancakes restaurants are giving away free short stacks of three buttermilk pancakes. Some locations will have extended hours until 10 p.m.

A short stack usually costs $4.79.

This year's Pancake Day falls a week after the celebrations of Fat Tuesday. Although the pancakes are free, Glendale, Calif.-based IHOP hopes customers will put that money and more toward a donation to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Shriners Hospitals for Children.

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