RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- Hungry pancake lovers flocked to International House of Pancakes across the country to partake in National Pancake Day. Free short stacks of IHOP's famous buttermilk pancakes are being served all day Tuesday to benefit Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
Since 2008, local IHOP restaurants have participated in National Pancake Day and have raised more than $30,000. 100% of the proceeds go straight to Renown Children's Hospital, which is part of CMN.
Renown Children's Hospital is the only children's hospital between Sacramento and Salt Lake City. They see more than 30,000 patients per year.
Miss Nevada Diana Sawyer helped flip pancakes on Tuesday. Sawyer says she thinks it is important for people to know where their donations go and that's one of the great parts about the fundraiser being local.
National Pancake Day is the largest free pancake fundraiser in the nation. This year, IHOP is hoping to stack up more donations than every before and raise $3 million. Local IHOPs hope to raise about $12,000.
Local IHOP locations are open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday.