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Friday, October 20, 2017

100.7 WHUD Joins Community in Support of Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital through the 13th Annual 100.7 WHUD Radiothon For The Kids

100.7 WHUD Personalities to Broadcast Live and Speak with Patient Families from Lobby of Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital November 15, 16, and 17

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VALHALLA, N.Y. (October 19, 2017) – Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) and the children’s hospital for the Hudson Valley, is once again teaming up with 100.7 WHUD, Westchester & the Hudson Valley’s music and information station, to host the 13th Annual 100.7 WHUD Radiothon For The Kids.

100.7 WHUD has been a consistent supporter of Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital for more than a decade and that support continues with this year’s event. The Radiothon will feature WHUD personalities Mike Bennett, Kacey Morabito Grean, Tom Furci, and Andy Bale, broadcasting live from the lobby of the Children’s Hospital November 15th and 16th from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m., and with Mike and Kacey continuing their fundraising efforts on November 17th from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Throughout the three-day 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 under the care of Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital.

Community partners—including 100.7 WHUD, ShopRite Supermarkets, Inc., Saw Mill Auto, Tompkins Mahopac Bank, All Aboard Childcare Education Centers, Tarrytown Music Hall, and more—will show their support for the region’s seriously ill and injured children by contributing to Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital during the Radiothon. Additionally, Boy and Girl 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 2016 Radiothon raised more than $350,000 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.

Among the many local families that will participate in the event, the 13th Annual 100.7 WHUD Radiothon For the Kids also features three “Stars” who will be representing the more than 30,000 children under Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital’s care every year.

Meet the “Stars” of the 13th Annual 100.7 WHUD Radiothon For The Kids

When Tyson’s mother Jamila was 20 weeks pregnant, she was placed on bed rest due to a complication. Despite those precautions, Tyson was born prematurely at 27 weeks, weighing 2 pounds, 5 ounces. He spent 79 days in Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital’s Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, recovering from jaundice, a grade 2 brain bleed, and an episode in which he momentarily flatlined. Thanks to the lifesaving care he received, Tyson is a happy, healthy 3-year-old today! Learn more about Tyson's story here.

While just 16 weeks pregnant, Sophia’s mother Christina found out her baby girl was going to have multiple congenital heart defects, including a severely underdeveloped right ventricle and several unformed valves. A short seven days after birth, Sophia had her first lifesaving open heart surgery and has had two more successful surgeries since then. Today, Sophia is a happy, healthy 4-year-old! Learn more about Sophia's storyhere.

When Emilié was thrown from a horse in October 2015, she stopped breathing and lost consciousness. Having suffered multiple traumatic brain injuries, Emilié was airlifted to Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, where doctors placed her on life support in the Pediatric ICU. Even after she could breathe on her own, Emilié could not walk, talk, or eat and spent four months in rehabilitation. Thanks to her strength and the lifesaving care she received, Emilié is a happy, healthy 9-year-old today! Learn more about Emilié's story here.

To make a general donation towards the Radiothon, area residents can call (888) 499-5437 during the live event or make a secure, online donation starting today by visiting mariafarerichildrens.org/radiothon. The Radiothon is an annual Children’s Miracle NetworkHospitals event. Maria Children’s Hospital is the Hudson Valley’s local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.