What's better than pancakes? Free pancakes!! On National Pancake Day, you can get a free short stack of pancakes from any IHOP restaurant -- like the one in Ellensburg. But since there is no IHOP in Yakima, you can get your free short stack at the Cafe, located at Virginia Mason Memorial, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today (Feb. 25).

All that is asked in return? A simple donation toward Virginia Mason Memorial, the local Children's Miracle Network hospital in the Yakima Valley. The network helps over 12,000 babies and kids here in Central Washington who get care at Virginia Mason Memorial, Family Birthplace, NICU, Pediatric Unit and Children's Village.