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Maria Fareri Children's Hospital Patient Wins National Design Contest;Artwork to Adorn White Cloud Tissue Boxes Sold at Walmart
06/04/2014

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Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital Patient Wins National Design Contest; Artwork to Adorn White Cloud Tissue Boxes Sold at Walmart

Ryan Reyes, 14, a patient of the Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation program at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center since 2013, is the grand prize winner of the White Cloud Tissue Box Design Contest open to children cared for at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals nationwide. Reyes and his tissue box design, which was created in Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital’s art studio under the guidance of the hospital’s licensed art therapist, won the contest after receiving more than 50,000 Facebook votes.

A special ceremony at which Ryan will be appointed the official grand prize winner will be held in the lobby of Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital Thursday, June 5, beginning at 10am.  Joining Ryan for the ceremony will be more than two dozen of his family members and representatives from White Cloud, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital. In addition, young contest artists and their families representing children’s hospitals in Pennsylvania and Michigan will attend the ceremony.

 
Reyes and his tissue box design, which was created in Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital’s art studio under the guidance of the hospital’s licensed art therapist, won the contest after receiving more than 50,000 Facebook votes

During the event, White Cloud will make a $155,000 donation to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, $15,000 of which will go to Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital for the Hudson Valley and Fairfield County.

Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital will turn its lobby into an art gallery for the ceremony, featuring paintings and other works from Ryan as well as the children from the other hospitals.  A tower of White Cloud tissue boxes featuring the children’s designs will also be on display. The special edition boxes with the children’s art is being sold at select Walmart stores through June.


About Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center
Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center is the children’s hospital for New York’s Hudson Valley region and Fairfield County, Connecticut. The hospital is home to the region’s only pediatric intensive care unit and its regional neonatal intensive care unit as well as its only pediatric transplant program, pediatric burn care and trauma services and cardiac catheterization program.

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