Resident recognized for autism awareness efforts

Ward 2 Civic Hero Award presented to Raffaela Bozzato

Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua and Members of Council with Ward 2 Civic Hero Raffaela Bozzato. Photo: City of Vaughan

Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua and Members of Council with Ward 2 Civic Hero Raffaela Bozzato. Photo: City of Vaughan

Six years ago, Raffaela Bozzato began a fundraising effort to support local families with children with autism. As an active user of the Al Palladini Fitness Centre she developed the idea of holding an annual spin-a-thon to raise funds that would help these families.

Six years later the Spinning for Autism Fundraiser has raised more than $250,000 and has helped many families in the community. Funds raised through the spin-a-thon go to benefit the Shining Through Centre for Children with Autism, a charitable organization that was first established in Woodbridge. The centre provides an intensive and comprehensive educational program for children with autism. In recognition of her efforts, the Civic Hero Award for Ward 2 was presented to Bozzato by Vaughan Council last evening.

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Visit the City of Vaughan’s website at vaughan.ca.

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