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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital and Westchester Warriors Youth Hockey Program Unveil “Westchester Warriors Way”

The new entrance to the Center for Pediatric Oncology and Cellular Therapy aims to improve experiences for both patients and families.

Since 2016, the Westchester Warriors Youth Hockey Program has partnered with Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital to fight children’s cancer, a mission started by Westchester Warriors Co-Founders Luis Panchame, Denis DuFresne and Ron Vitale. To date, the Westchester Warriors have raised over $230,000 for Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, and the club’s efforts will continue throughout the year.

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Pictured, from left, Michael Gewitz, MD, William Russell McCurdy Physician-in-Chief at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital (back row left), Michael Israel, President and CEO, Westchester Medical Center Health Network (second left) and Mitchell Cairo, MD, Chief of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology & Stem Cell Transplantation at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital (second row center) join Westchester Warriors Youth Hockey Club Co-Founders Luis Panchame (back row center), Ron Vitale (second right) and Denis Dufresne (far right) help Westchester Warriors Youth Hockey Club players and fans celebrate the opening of Westchester Warriors Way at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital.

Westchester Warriors Youth Hockey Club Co-Founders Luis Panchame (left), Denis Dufresne and Ron Vitale in front of the plaque commemorating Westchester Warriors Way at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital.

Mitchell Cairo, MD, Chief of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology & Stem Cell Transplantation at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital reveals the plaque commemorating the opening of Westchester Warriors Way at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital. Looking on are Michael Israel, President and CEO, Westchester Medical Center Health Network (left) and Westchester Warriors Youth Hockey Club Co-Founder Luis Panchame.

Commemorative plaque adorns the wall outside of Westchester Warriors Way, a new entry point for children and families entering Center for Pediatric Oncology and Cellular Therapy at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital.

Westchester Warriors Youth Hockey Club jersey’s share the club’s mission and message.

Dozens of players, families and hospital representatives attended the dedication ceremony for Westchester Warriors Way.