MARCY- Five gyms across Central New York host Row-a-thon to raise money for March of Dimes.
Mohawk Valley Wellness in Marcy hosted the event inviting gyms from all over the area.
Teams of four were asked to row for an hour to burn as many calories as they could. For each calorie burned a sponsor could donate up to $1.00 per calorie.
Money raised goes to support March of Dimes, an organization who that works to improve the health of mothers and premature babies.
One particpant told NEWSChannel 2 why this event is important to her. "Peter my son here was born pre-maturely at 31 weeks. So we do it to raise awareness and let other families know that there is support in this community if you are facing an issue like pre-maturity."
She also said there is support throughout the community for people who need it.