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Mrs Maria Bernardina Faoro; Ca’ Rezzonico, Bassano del Grappa (Veneto Region, Italy; 26 September 2020; delivery of MGA
The very first MGA assigned in D 206 was obtained in the last days of 2018-19 social year. Due to a lot of issues and to the subsequent Coronavirus and lockdown, only on 26 September 2020 was it possible to deliver in hand the award to the recipient Mrs. Maria Bernardina Faoro.
Maria Bernardina Faoro is a very dedicated and committed caregiver in the town of Bassano del Grappa (Veneto region), where she lives.
At some point in her life Bernardina has decided to devote totally to cancer patients. Called by everyone simply "Dina", she joined the non –profit San Bassiano Oncologic Association -- of which she is currently vice-president - several years ago producing a quality leap for ideas and inventiveness that she puts into practice.
She proposed and organized versatile, original and revolutionary initiatives to alleviate both physical and psychological disorders of patients subjected to chemotherapy to make everyday life less sad and painful.
Among the many projects put in place: sessions of Art therapy, Yoga, Tangotherapy, Pilates, Gardentherapy. In addition, numerous other recreational activities, including three very original fashion shows held in the main squares of Bassano del Grappa and Marostica (Veneto Region Italy), in which the models were the same cancer patients.
Lately, she also deals with disabled people providing many aids from the simple provision of expenses to the maintenance of those who lose their jobs.
The MGA was handed to Mrs Faoro, during the celebration of the thirtieth anniversary of the IWC Bassano del Grappa, hold in the marvellous Villa Rezzonico, in Bassano del Grappa.