Are you craving some pancakes instead of paczki on this Fat Tuesday? You can get them for free today. It's not only Mardi Gras. It's also National Pancake Day, The goal is to raise 3 million dollars this year to help sick kids. All donations go to Children's Miracle Network hospitals like Sparrow Hospital. It's National Pancake Day, and you can go to IHOP and get a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes. For every stack given away, IHOP asks customers to make a donation to the Children's Center at Sparrow in Lansing. Last year, they served four million pancakes and raised more than three million dollars. Free pancakes are available between 7 AM and 10 PM.