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Westchester Whisker Wars

Hospital President John Federspiel

You’ve got to hand it to the guys – docs and all – from the Hudson Valley Hospital Center who spent a month being really hairy to help out a good cause.

Running their own sort of Whisker Wars, 29 men gave up shaving during February to raise money for the Cortlandt Manor hospital’s new Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Dr. Neritan Mani feels his face again

The Winter Whiskers contest – which included a public “shave off” at the Quiet Man Public House in Peekskill on Monday – raised about $15,000 through sponsorships of the beard growers. The event was one part of a larger $5 million fundraising campaign to ease the cost of the cancer center, which opened in November.

Donations can still be made through the hospital’s website.


Danielle O’Malley, Luz F. Corona and Allyson Curtis


Photos courtesy of Victoria Hochman, Hudson Valley Hospital Center


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