The Lakota East High School National Honor Society raised money for the Spina Bifida Center at Cincinnati Children's Hospital during the 2012-2013 school year. After East students got #WeWantEllen trending locally on Twitter, the President of the University of Cincinnati saw what they were doing and became a part of the cause. In April 2013, East students filmed a school-wide lip dub music video with President Ono and the UC Bearcat mascot. Students are tried to get Ellen DeGeneres to participate in the lip dub as well to get a national audience, which would have caused more people to become aware of spina bifida, and would hopefully get more people to donate. The goal was to raise $5000, and in the end over $13,000 worth of donations rolled in.