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Date Published: Thursday, September 1, 2022
Date Updated: Thursday, September 1, 2022

Join Families across the Region September 18 for Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital’s Go the Distance Walk and Family Fun Day

Go the Distance Walk and Family Fun Day will support Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital

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VALHALLA, N.Y. (August 31, 2022) – Families from across the region are expected to attend Maria Fareri Children's Hospital's 18th Annual Go the Distance Walk and Family Fun Day September 18 for a day of fun-filled activities to support pediatric care in the Hudson Valley.

Go the Distance Walk and Family Fun Day Supporting Maria Fareri Children's Hospital is September 18
Go the Distance Walk and Family Fun Day Supporting Maria Fareri Children's Hospital is September 18

Families are welcome to attend the free event featuring activities including face painting, crafts, carnival games, music, character appearances, food and more!  The day's activities begin at 9:30 a.m. with the one-mile walk around the Westchester Medical Center campus stepping off at 11 a.m.

Maria Fareri Children's Hospital and its advanced pediatric services care for more than 30,000 seriously ill and injured children each year. The popular event is Maria Fareri Children's Hospital's largest annual fundraiser and draws thousands of former patients, families, staff, and supportive community members from around the region.

Four former patients who are ambassadors for the children's hospital will lead the Go the Distance Walk: Derek, 7, of Nanuet, Chloe, 14, of Dobbs Ferry, Trevor, 8, of Stormville and Taylor, 9, of Stamford. To read their stories, learn more about event activities, how to sponsor a walk team or create your own, visit WMCBig5Races.com/Walk-Details.

About Westchester Medical Center Health Network
The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) is a 1,700-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, New York, with nine hospitals on seven campuses spanning 6,200 square miles of the Hudson Valley. WMCHealth employs more than 13,000 people and has nearly 3,000 attending physicians. The Network has Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 trauma centers, the region's only acute care children's hospital, an academic medical center, several community hospitals, dozens of specialized institutes and centers, Comprehensive and Primary Stroke Centers, skilled nursing, assisted living facilities, home-care services and one of the largest mental health systems in New York State. Today, WMCHealth is the pre-eminent provider of integrated health care in the Hudson Valley. For more information about WMCHealth, visit
WMCHealth.org or follow WMCHealth on Facebook.com/WMCHealth or Instagram.com/WMCHealth.

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