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.
$650,000 to Canadian Cancer Society
$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
SCHOOL BOARD REPRESENTATIVES
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