Good Night Lights Brightens Spirits of Children at Maria Fareri Children Hospital

The holidays can be an especially difficult time for children and their families at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital. Knowing that, first responders came to the rescue on December 20 by bringing Santa to the hospital escorted by more than 100 emergency vehicles. With lights flashing and sirens sounding, the vehicles surrounded the hospital putting on a spectacular holiday light show for children who waved back from their rooms. 

Children are often at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital for extended periods as they battle heart disease, cancer, traumatic injuries and other serious ailments. Events like Good Night Lights offer fun and a positive distraction for hospitalized children and their families.  

Thank you to Westchester County Police Department for coordinating Good Night Lights!

Girls Night Out Celebrates Heart Health Awareness Month

Girls’ Night Out, an annual fundraiser for the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) Heart and Vascular Institute, will be held on Feb. 9, 2023 at The Marriott in Tarrytown. 

The event will celebrate the triumphs of heart patients and recognize the physicians and healthcare professionals whose compassion and skill save lives. February is Heart Health Awareness Month. Heart disease remains the number one killer of women in the United States, causing 1 in 3 deaths or approximately one every minute. 

Girls’ Night Out will be emceed by award-winning, WCBS-TV news anchor Mary Calvi. Proceeds from the event will benefit the WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute, which offers a wide

range of cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery and vascular surgery services – including heart failure and heart transplantation, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and more – to Hudson Valley residents. 

To learn more about sponsorships for the event or to purchase tickets or make a donation visit 

Tickets can be purchased here.