Get ready pancake lovers! IHOP, one of America's most popular family-friendly restaurants, will once again invite everyone to enjoy FREE pancakes during National Pancake Day on February 5, 2013, while celebrating Children's Miracle Network Hospitals' 30th Anniversary. Donations to be made to Shodair Children’s Hospital in Helena.

On February 5th, IHOP hopes to raise $3 million as the first national fundraising campaign to kick off the 2013 fundraising year for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. During National Pancake Day, more than 1,500 IHOP restaurants across the country will invite guests to enjoy a complimentary stack of IHOP's signature delicious buttermilk pancakes from 6 am - Midnight.

Guests will be encouraged to make a voluntary contribution to the local Children's Miracle Network Hospital or other local charities. 100% of the donations will help local charities provide vital equipment, life-saving procedures and critical care for sick and injured children. This will mark the 8th year that IHOP has held National Pancake Day, which to date has raised more than $10 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and other local charities.

Slight competition: The latest report told us Missoula is only a couple hundred dollars ahead of Bozeman in raising funds. Get out and eat some Pancakes, Cats, and donate what you can so we can beat the Griz!