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Monday, February 5, 2018

13th Annual 100.7 WHUD Radiothon For The Kids Raises More Than $348,000 to Support Lifesaving Care at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital

The 13th Annual 100.7 WHUD Radiothon For The Kids was a “lucky” effort for Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital...

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VALHALLA, N.Y. (February 5, 2018) – The 13th Annual 100.7 WHUD Radiothon For The Kids was a “lucky” effort for Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, and the children under its care with more than $348,000 donated through corporate and community efforts.

Thanks to the outpouring of support throughout the Hudson Valley and generous contributions from community partners ShopRite Supermarkets, Inc., Saw Mill Auto Sales and iPic Theater in Dobbs Ferry, donations from this year’s fundraiser will support the life-changing and lifesaving care offered by Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital to children from the region and beyond. Four programs—massage therapy for pediatric oncology patients; bike helmet safety awareness; murals for the newly expanded pediatric emergency department; and food vouchers for patient families in financial need—are among the many hospital efforts that will be supported by Radiothon donations.

“We are grateful for the incredible support shown to the hospital through the 100.7 WHUD Radiothon,” said Michael Gewitz, M.D., William Russell McCurdy Physician-in-Chief at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). “The generosity of our sponsors, WHUD listeners and the community as a whole is a wonderful demonstration of confidence by the community in the outstanding pediatric care provided to local children and their families at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital.”

"Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital has touched the lives of countless families throughout the Hudson Valley region, including many of our customers and store associates, and it’s a great feeling to be able to help make a difference to an organization that contributes so much to our community,” said Tom Urtz, vice president of operations, ShopRite Supermarkets, Inc. “We are grateful to our ShopRite team and valued customers, whose efforts allow us to lend continued support to this wonderful community partner.”

Other Radiothon sponsors include Tompkins Mahopac Bank, All Aboard Childcare Education Centers, Legoland Discovery Center Westchester, and Toy R Us in Yorktown Heights, as well as several other local small businesses.

Former Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital patients, Boy Scout troops, high school sports teams and area families also contributed by bringing their collected “loot” to the hospital for counting as part of the hospital’s Western-themed, Change Bandits donation program, which raised over $10,000 for the Radiothon effort. 

A wrap-up video featuring patients, families and comments from 100.7 WHUD personalities Mike Bennett and Kacey Morabito Grean is also available below:

About Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network

Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital is the children’s hospital for New York’s Hudson Valley region and Fairfield County, Connecticut. Located in Valhalla, NY, this 136-bed advanced pediatrics facility cares for the region’s most seriously ill and injured children including those in need of cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, hematology and oncology treatments, organ transplants and other specialty pediatric services. Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital is also home to the area’s only Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Level I pediatric trauma and burn care programs and its Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. For more information on Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, interested parties can visit MariaFareriChildrens.org or follow the hospital at Facebook.com/MFCHatWMC and Twitter.com/MFCHatWMC.

About Westchester Medical Center Health Network

The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) is a 1,700-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, New York, with 10 hospitals on eight campuses spanning 6,200 square miles of the Hudson Valley. WMCHealth employs more than 12,000 people and has nearly 3,000 attending physicians. From Level 1, Level 2 and Pediatric Trauma Centers, the region’s only acute care children’s hospital, an academic medical center, several community hospitals, dozens of specialized institutes and centers, skilled nursing, assisted living facilities, homecare services and one of the largest mental health systems in New York State, today WMCHealth is the pre-eminent provider of integrated healthcare in the Hudson Valley. For more information about WMCHealth, visit WMCHealth.org.