Annual Starry Night Fundraiser
On October 20th, 2018 we hosted our second annual fundraiser in honour and remembrance of our brave little boy. Included in the evening was wine, craft beer and spirit tastings, delicious food from Mercato and a silent auction including many wonderful donated items at the Gerry Thomas Art Gallery.
Why we did it:
Over the past several decades, while there have been many advancements in the fight against pediatric cancer it is still the leading cause of death due to disease in children.
40 years ago, 80% of children diagnosed with cancer died. Today, thanks to ongoing research 80% live. However, survival often comes at a very high price. 60% of survivors suffer one or more side effects later in life, many of which are severe or life-threatening.
That means for every 100 children diagnosed with cancer:
- 20 will not survive
- 48 will have lasting side effects
- 100 will suffer, along with their families.
One child dying is one too many. We can’t just hope that this won’t happen to someone else. We have to do something. THANKS TO YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT, $38, 768.00 WAS RAISED!!!!! All proceeds for this event will be going to The Childhood Cancer Research Program at the Alberta Children’s Hospital to build on advancements in fighting this disease.
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
Enjoy wine tasting, sample hors d’oeuvres, browse through the Gerry Thomas Art Gallery showcasing Calgary talent, peruse the wide selection of items available for the silent auction. All of this, while feeling good about helping find a cure.
Donate Directly to the Fund
The Matteo Shafer Legacy Fund is administered by Calgary Foundation. Your generous donation will go to The Childhood Cancer Research Program at the Alberta Children’s Hospital. All donations $25.00 and greater, will receive a tax receipt.
Donate Online 24/7 and receive instantaneous electronic charitable tax receipts for donations of $25.00 and greater, donate here now. VISA and MasterCard are accepted. NOTE: The Income Tax Act does not permit the Foundation to issue charitable tax receipts to anyone other than the donor (the person/organization whose name is on the credit card).
Donate By Mail Cheques are also accepted, made payable to Calgary Foundation, indicating in the memo section, Matteo Shafer Legacy Fund and mailed to: Calgary Foundation, 1180-105 12 Ave SE, Calgary AB T2G 1A1. NOTE: The Income Tax Act does not permit the Foundation to issue charitable tax receipts to anyone other than the donor (the person/organization whose name is on the cheque).
Donate By Phone Donors may also call (403) 802-7700 to give credit card information over the phone, if they don't have access to the online option, or they do not feel comfortable doing so online. Please do not leave your credit card information on the voice mail system.
Donate In Person Calgary Foundation, 1180-105 12 Ave SE, Calgary. Office hours: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
We appreciate your kind generosity to this cause. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us!
Kent and Carla Shafer – Founders of the Matteo Shafer Legacy Fund