SYRACUSE, N.Y. — While some kids weren't even old enough to walk, they were right alongside their families at the March For Babies in Syracuse Sunday.

The March of Dimes held the event at Onondaga Community College to spread awareness for premature babies that end up in the NICU after birth.

Along with the walk, families danced, had food and a DJ played music.

It was all to raise money for hospitals in Central New York.

"Our twin girls were born at 26 weeks, 14 weeks early and spent 83 days in the NICU, so thats why we are compassionate about this," said Michelle Owen, 2017 Ambassador Family.

Looked at as a celebration of life, there were dozens of families walking with their former NICU babies, ranging from a couple months old to now adults. 

Along with celebrating life, there were also flowers planted to honor those babies that didn't survive.

The event raised over $82,000 for Central New York hospitals.