As seen in the December 2020 Issue of Advancing Care.
The 16th Annual Go the Distance Virtual Walk, the largest annual fundraiser for Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), the only acute-care children’s hospital for the Hudson Valley, went virtual in 2020. Team captains signed up their virtual team and completed a socially distanced one-mile walk on the course of their choosing in early Fall.
The Go the Distance Virtual Walk was led by our two brave ambassadors: Carmen Sumano, a 7-year-old aplastic anemia survivor, and Jorden Hutchins, a 9-year-old Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C) survivor. Both were treated at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital. More than $150,000 was raised by team captains, sponsors & supporters of Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital. Donations are still being accepted by calling 914.493.2575.
The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) is a 1,700-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, New York, with 10 hospitals on eight campuses spanning 6,200 square miles of the Hudson Valley. WMCHealth employs more than 12,000 people and has nearly 3,000 attending physicians. From Level 1, Level 2 and Pediatric Trauma Centers, the region’s only acute care children’s hospital, an academic medical center, several community hospitals, dozens of specialized institutes and centers, skilled nursing, assisted living facilities, homecare services and one of the largest mental health systems in New York State, today WMCHealth is the pre-eminent provider of integrated healthcare in the Hudson Valley. For more information about WMCHealth, visit WMCHealth.org.