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Photography by Valeria Mitsubata

Emcee, Rick Campanelli

Jerry and Lenna Borean

Sergio Molella, Dina Molella, Mike Albo, Anna Albo

Hospice Vaughan’s Giving Thanks Gala

Frank Fazzari, Tony Romanelli, Mary Tatangelo

Vaughan’s philanthropic spirit was never more evident than at the Annual Giving Thanks Gala on October 14 where residents from across the city joined together to support end-of-life care. This year’s event helped raise funds to develop Hospice Vaughan, a visiting facility for persons coping with a life-threatening illness, into the community’s first-ever residential hospice. “Close to 1100 guests showed their support at the Gala by raising over $400,000,” said Mary Grace Tatangelo, President of the Hospice Vaughan Board of Directors. “These proceeds will help realize our vision of a state-of-the-art, 10 bed residential hospice and Palliative Care Centre of Excellence – an integral and essential part of Vaughan’s healthcare system.” The new facility will also include counselling and day programs for families as well as education on patient care. In addition to the funds raised at this event, the provincial government is also supporting the initiative with MPP Steven Del Duca’s recent announcement of a $1.05 million annual pledge to Hospice Vaughan for operational funding once construction is completed in the spring of 2019. (Romina Monaco)

Hospice Vaughan Board of Directors (left to right): Loreto Grimaldi, Director, Maria Tatangelo, Treasurer, Remo Niceforo, Director, Renata Rizzardi, Director, Dr. Vincent Maida, Director, Lucy Cardile, Secretary, Nick Angelotti, Director, Mary Grace Tatangelo, President, Maria Castro, Vice-President, John Amendola, Past President, Anna Venturo, Director

Robert Cappola, Joanne Giampaolo, Tito Giampaolo, Stephen Lecce

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Emcee Rick Campanelli, Hospice Vaughan Board of Directors President Mary Grace Tatangelo, Hospice Vaughan Executive Director Susan Patrino, Vaughan Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua

Anita Carino, John Carino, Antonella Carogioiello, Steve Carogioiello

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