From November 16 to 18, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, the Valhalla-based member of the Westchester Medical Health Network, will overtake 100.7 FM to raise funds for their lifesaving programs. One hundred percent of all proceeds from the 12th Annual Radiothon for the Kids will benefit the treatment of children with life-threatening conditions ranging from cancer to heart disease.
According to Andy LaGuardia, director of communications for WMCHealth and Maria Fareri Children’s Hosptial, “The 100.7 WHUD Radiothon For the Kids…is the highest profile and most significant fundraising event for the hospital each year. It’s significance stems from the widespread support of the hospital shown by the community during the Radiothon.”
LaGuardia adds that earlier this year a new suite with cutting-edge imaging technologies opened at Fareri. “This imaging suite was paid for, in part, by generous donations made by our thoughtful Hudson Valley community — local businesses and area families —during past Radiothon events,” he explains. “One-hundred percent of all donations made through the Radiothon effort stay right here in the Hudson Valley and aid us in our mission to care for local children battling complex medical challenges.”
Those hoping to provide a donation during the live Radiothon can call (888) 499-5437, or make a secure, online donation at www.whud.com. Online donations are also being accepted prior to and during the event.
At a glance and background information on donating:
When: November 16-18
Where: Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, Valhalla, New York campus of WMCHealth at 100 Woods Road.
What: 100.7 WHUD is hosting its 12th Annual Radiothon For the Kids, cared for at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). The annual event is a fundraiser for the hospital, which provides children from the Hudson Valley with life-changing and lifesaving care. Radiothon is a Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals) program and with Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital being the CMN Hospital for the Hudson Valley, 100% of all donations made during the Radiothon stay local and help 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. More than $400,000 was pledged for Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital during the 2015 Radiothon.â€¨â€¨To make a donation during the live Radiothon, the community can call (888) 499-5437 or make a secure, online donation at www.whud.com. Online donations are also being accepted prior to and during the event at events.westchestermedicalcenter.com/mfchradiothon. â€¨â€¨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 Valhalla, New York campus of WMCHealth at 100 Woods Road.