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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

100.7 WHUD Joins Community in Support of Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital Through the 11th Annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Radiothon


Andy LaGuardia
(914) 493-6532

100.7 WHUD Personalities to Broadcast Live and Speak with Families from Lobby of Maria Fareri Children's Hospital November 18, 19 and 20

VALHALLA, NY (November 17, 2015) -- 100.7 WHUD, Westchester and the Hudson Valley’s music and information station, is once again teaming up with the local community to support seriously ill and injured local children by hosting its 11th Annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Radiothon supporting Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, the children’s hospital for the Hudson Valley and Fairfield County. The annual event is a fundraiser for the hospital, which provides children from the region and beyond with life-changing and lifesaving care.

100.7 WHUD has been a consistent supporter of the Hudson Valley’s children’s hospital for more than a decade and that support continues with this year’s event. The Radiothon will feature WHUD personalities Mike and Kacey, Tom Furci and Andy Bale broadcasting live from the lobby of Maria Fareri Children's Hospital November 18th and 19th from 5:30 am to 7 pm with evening personality Kathy Millar and overnight host Bruce Owens supporting the hospital at the 100.7 WHUD studios. Mike and Kacey will continue their efforts for the region’s children at the hospital November 20th from 5:30 am to 10 am.

Throughout the broadcast 100.7 WHUD personalities will speak live with Hudson Valley children and families, who will be returning to the hospital to share uplifting and inspiring stories of triumph over significant medical challenges with the help of Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth).

Community partners in advanced children’s healthcare – including 100.7 WHUD, ShopRite Supermarkets, Inc., Saw Mill Auto, Tompkins Mahopac Bank, the Page and Otto Marx, Jr. Foundation, Classic Cruisers Car Club and Hot Rods on the Hudson, The Grove at Valhalla Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, All Aboard! Childcare Education Centers, Somers Sports Arena and more – will show their support for the region’s seriously ill and injured children by generously supporting Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital during the Radiothon. Additionally, Boy Scout troops, high school sports teams and area families will bring their collected “loot” to the hospital for counting as part of the hospital’s Western-themed, Change Bandits donation program.

The 2014 Radiothon raised more than $250,000 for Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, which cares for Hudson Valley children in need of open-heart surgery, brain surgery, cancer treatments, trauma and burn care, organ transplants, advanced neonatal services and other advanced pediatric care.

To make a donation during the live Radiothon, the community can call (888) 499-5437 during the live event or make a secure, online donation at www.whud.com. Online donations are being accepted prior to the event.

Also, community members interested in supporting Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital are welcome to visit the hospital’s lobby during the Radiothon. Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital is located on the campus of Westchester Medical Center at 100 Woods Road in Valhalla, New York.

About Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital

Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), is the children’s hospital for New York’s Hudson Valley and Fairfield County, Connecticut. Families from the region and beyond come to the hospital for advanced pediatric care due to the reputation of its advanced pediatric services and family-friendly environment. Maria Fareri Children’s 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. For more information please visit www.westchestermedicalcenter.org/mfch or follow Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at www.facebook.com/mfchatwmc or www.twitter.com/mfchatwmc.