Porsche Parade to bring gifts and holiday cheer to Golisano Children’s Hospital

Writer: Matthew Seaver
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FILE – Photo from the 2017 Porsche Parade

Dozens of drivers will take a ride on Saturday to bring some Christmas cheer and presents to patients at Golisano Children’s Hospital. It is part of the fifth annual Porsche Parade.

The parade will begin at 9:30 a.m.

The event doesn’t just provide the kids with gifts, it also acts as a fundraiser toward buying medical equipment.

That Medical equipment will help keep families and their children at Golisano instead of having to travel for care.

Santa isn’t coming out on a sleigh. Instead, he will be in a Porsche and luxury cars will lead him and his elves to Golisano Children’s Hospital.

Alyssa Bostwick, the chief nursing and hospital operations executive said, “over 150 cars here on Saturday, that kids can look down from the windows in their hospital rooms that otherwise couldn’t get out of their rooms and be able to participate”

The holiday helpers will propel up and down the windows to bring joy to children and their families for the fifth year.

“They said, our kids haven’t smiled or laughed in weeks, they’re so sick. And to have an elf and Santa Claus wave at our child has meant the world to us,” said Valerie Petracco, founder of the Porsche Parade.

Toys and donations bring the gift of life. The fundraiser is needed for Golisano Children’s Hospital to buy high-end medical equipment.

Theodore Spinks, the chief of neurosurgery at Golisano Children’s Hospital said, “without that equipment, there’s a lot of the stuff that we can’t really do here like are taking out brain tumors, spine tumors”

It will transform many lives as they work together to bring smiles to sick children ahead of the holidays.

“The extra scope allows you to project it in 3D for everyone in the entire operating room to see which makes the team able to work better and be more engaged and be more efficient,” said Spinks.

Bostwick said, “every little bit helps the gifts they receive while they’re in the hospital, the pillowcases, they get to take home with them, the stuffed animals means the world to them.”

You can join the parade tomorrow by bringing your car and gift to Glory Days along Daniels Parkway and US-41.

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