About Vaughan in Motion


In 1997 a 5 km “Family Walk” was organized by the Knights of Columbus of Maple following the tragic news that a fellow Knight was diagnosed with cancer. This event, spearheaded by Co-Founders Peter Badali and Dr. Greg D’Orio, was eventually named the Great Ride and Stride and became an annual event.

In 2004 the walk was renamed Vaughan In Motion’s Walk for Cancer Care and moved indoors at Vaughan Mills. This walk has become our signature event which has attracted walkers across Southern Ontario.


Since that first event in 1997 Vaughan in Motion for Cancer Care has directed over $1,000,000 dollars for Cancer Care in our community.

1997- 2007
$650,000 to Canadian Cancer Society

2008- 2011
$225,000 to Vaughan Health Care Foundation which is being held in trust for cancer care at the new Vaughan Hospital.

$25,000 for MRI unit at Mackenzie Richmond Hill hospital for early detection of cancers

Over $50,000 to Mackenzie Health Foundation for cancer care at MRHH and for cancer care at the new Vaughan Hospital.

$50,000 to Mackenzie Health Foundation for cancer care at the MRHH and at the new Vaughan Hospital


Peter Badali – President
Dr. Greg D’Orio – Vice President

Nick Loiacono
Amy Macaluso
Steve Kerwin
Filomena Mazzuca
Enza Barbieri
Rosa Lionetti
Michela Ursini
Franca DeLuca
Frank Borgati
Carmine Tucci
Larry Calhoun

Andrew Amorim
Antoinella Strangis
Sue Perrella
Sandra Colica
Anna Care
Adelina DeLuca
Manisha Cottar
Gordon Robertson
Frank Fernandes
Paul Odnoletkov
Mary Merenda
Daniel Salvatore

YCDSB Area 1 Trustee (Ward 1) – Teresa Ciaravella
YCDSB Area 4 Trustee (Ward 4, 5) – Cathy Ferlisi
YRDSB Area 1 Trustee (Wards 1, 2, & 3) – Anna DeBartolo