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$75,000 Donation from TD Bank Group

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Pacific Autism Family Foundation’s Founder Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia displays a $75,000 presentation cheque from TD Bank Group’s Stephen Vermette.

Left to Right: David Sam, Bill Cunningham, Silken Laumann, David ‘Patch’ Patchell-Evans, Tyger Patchell-Evans, Chris Appleby, Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia, Stephen Vermette, Leah Iverson

RICHMOND, BC – The Pacific Autism Family Foundation today announced that TD Bank Group made a $75,000 donation to its capital campaign for its new “Hub and Spoke” Modeled Centre that will be located in Richmond.

“I am so excited to accept this donation from TD Bank Group” says Pacific Autism Family Foundation Founder Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia. “This is an especially meaningful day because we have just been told that construction on the GoodLife Fitness Autism Family Hub is slated to begin next week, with a June 2016 completion date. After six years of planning, families on the autism spectrum and related disorders can finally see their hope become reality. This would never have been possible without our government, community and corporate partners such as GoodLife Fitness, and now TD Bank Group. Sergio and I and the entire autism community offer our heartfelt thanks”.
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