SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) Lifting the spirits of our youngest warriors, the walls of Golisano Children’s Hospital filled with bright, smiling faces Saturday.
Saturday was the annual OttoTHON Parade. Syracuse University students marched from Flanagan Gym on the SU campus to Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital to dance for patients, while raising money and awareness.
The 12-hour dance marathon celebrated Upstate Golisano patients, families, staff, and OttoTHON participants and donors.
It’s one of 350 nationwide dance marathons put on through Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. But in CNY on Saturday, local warriors facing the toughest battles didn’t have to face them alone.
“It’s showing that the community cares about our kids, it’s giving them hope while they’re here at the hospital,” said Danielle LaTour, Director of Retail Development, Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital.
OttoTHON donates 100 percent of proceeds to Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital and has raised more than $620,000 to date since its creation in 2015.