The Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Telethon has been a mainstay in the Syracuse area for decades. Hundreds of thousands of dollars are raised for what is now Golisano Children’s Hospital. Before the construction of Golisano Children’s Hospital, there was a pediatric wing at Upstate University Hospital.
Scope of Collection
This collection contains photographs of both the Telethon and the visits of local and national celebrities to the pediatric wing. Most of the telethon pictures are from the late 1980s , featuring local television news anchors, reporters and weather staff. The pictures show presentations of from various business and voluntary organizations to the CMN Telethon.
Visitors to the former pediatric wing of University Hospital included Syracuse University basketball coach Jim Boeheim, along with members of the S.U. team. Nationally known people included Marie Osmond and Eunice Kennedy Shriver.