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Date Published: Friday, November 11, 2022
Date Updated: Friday, November 11, 2022

Music to Our Ears: 100.7 WHUD Radiothon for the Kids Returning to 
Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital

100.7 WHUD to Broadcast Live from Hospital November 16-18; Donations Through the Radiothon Support Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital’s Advanced Pediatric Services

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VALHALLA, N.Y. (November 11, 2022) – Now hear this! The annual 100.7 WHUD Radiothon for the Kids (Radiothon) is returning to Maria Fareri Children's Hospital November 16-18, after two years of in-studio broadcasts. 100.7 WHUD personalities will speak live from the lobby of Maria Fareri Children's Hospital with children and their families who will share their stories of triumph over significant medical challenges. Maria Fareri Children's Hospital nurses and physicians will also speak live in what is sure to be an energetic and uplifting environment.

All donations will support the lifesaving and life-changing pediatric services the hospital provides to children of all ages. Community members seeking to support the hospital through donation are encouraged to call 1.888.499.5437 during the live event, which will broadcast on 100.7 WHUD November 16 and 17 from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. and November 18 from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. The hospital will also accept donations through November 21 by texting "MFCH" to 51555 or online at WHUD.com.  

Brave children are the heartbeat of the Radiothon, and these former patients are hospital ambassadors representing the thousands of children cared by Maria Fareri Children's Hospital services annually:

Radiothon, November 16-18, 2022

Jameson, 2, of Montgomery spent six days in Maria Fareri Children's Hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and had multiple heart surgeries before his first birthday. Today, Jameson is doing extremely well and continues to be monitored by his care team at Maria Fareri Children's Hospital.

After initial care at WMCHealth's MidHudson Regional Hospital, Chase, 8, of Beacon, was transferred to Maria Fareri Children's Hospital after what was thought to be a simple cold evolved into sinusitis and a serious brain infection. Chase underwent multiple neurosurgeries and spent significant time in the hospital's Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Thanks to the care he received at both hospitals, Chase has returned home and is doing well.


Taylor, 9, of Stamford began showing symptoms of paralysis and was diagnosed with septic arthritis, which necessitated two surgeries and additional treatment.  At Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, doctors removed a sizable portion of thigh muscle, which was diseased by flesh-eating bacteria. After seven weeks in the hospital, today Taylor walks, runs, jumps and does everything a child can do.

Chloe, 14, of Dobbs Ferry collapsed at a Father's Day picnic. An aneurysm was the cause and emergency surgery was performed at Maria Fareri Children's Hospital as a corrective measure.  The surgery was a success and today, Chloe is a member of the French Honor Society at her school, a skilled basketball player, a Girl Scout and a Sunday school teacher-in-training at her church. 

Generous partners supporting Maria Fareri Children's Hospital through the Radiothon include WHUD and Pamal Broadcasting, ShopRite Supermarkets, Lawrence and Tami Cohen, Tompkins Community Bank, Coral Sea Pools, Fujifilm, All Aboard Child Education Centers and Mahoney Asset Management. Contact Irene Tsetsekos at 914.493.2575 if you are interested in becoming a sponsor.


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 nine hospitals on seven campuses spanning 6,200 square miles of the Hudson Valley. WMCHealth employs more than 13,000 people and has nearly 3,000 attending physicians. The Network has Level I (adult and pediatric), Level II and Level III trauma centers, the region's only acute care children's hospital, an academic medical center, several community hospitals, dozens of specialized institutes and centers, Comprehensive and Primary Stroke Centers, skilled nursing, assisted living facilities, home-care services and one of the largest mental health systems in New York State. Today, WMCHealth is the pre-eminent provider of integrated health care in the Hudson Valley. For more information about WMCHealth, visit WMCHealth.org or follow WMCHealth on Facebook.com/WMCHealth or Instagram.com/WMCHealth.