Honouring his late wife with large donation
October 20, 2021
By Mark Ribble, Southpoint Sun
LEAMINGTON — Gino DelCiancio’s love for his late wife Liz keeps him going as he raises funds for her foundation, Miss Lizzy’s Foundation.
This year, he has raised a total of $8,910 between calendar sales and recent car shows for the foundation, and will, in turn, donate the funds to Erie Shores Hospice.
“It’s a lot of work but a lot of fun,”says DeCiancio. “I want to keep my wife’s legacy and memory alive. This is one way to be close to her.”
DelCiancio’s calendar fundraiser features his 1955 Chevy BelAir “Bella” in different area locations and last spring he was able to raise $3,755 through sales of the calendar.
Two September classic car shows that he has organized have raised a total of $5,155 and he was happy to hand that over to Miss Lizzy’s Foundation treasurer Rebeca Dib last week.
The funds were raised through entry fees, door prize raffles and donations at the car shows.
Miss Lizzy’s Tea was started in 2009 by Liz DelCiancio and Miss Lizzy’s Foundation was established in 2015.
Miss Lizzy’s Foundation’s mission is to provide relief to patients and families dealing with cancer.
All funds raised by Miss Lizzy’s Foundation are kept within Windsor and Essex County.
“This generous donation, coupled with the calendar proceeds, will be donated to Erie Shores Hospice on behalf of Miss Lizzy’s Foundation,” said Dib.