Annual Starry Night Fundraiser

On October 20th, 2018 we will be hosting our second annual fundraiser in honour and remembrance of our brave little boy.  We will be hosting a wine tasting event at the Gerry Thomas Art Gallery from 6-9 pm.  In addition to the purchase of event tickets, we are asking for donations for a silent auction. 

Why we are doing 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 caner:

-        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.  With your support, 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.                   

To make our event a success, we need you!  You can support us in three ways:


 Come to the Event

Enjoy wine tasting, sample hors d’oeurves, 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 to the Silent Auction

Our silent auction last year was a huge success thanks to our generous donors.  We received beautiful baskets filled with wonderful goodies, travel vouchers, sporting event tickets, weekend getaways, cleaning services, restaurant vouchers, salon services, gift cards and more.  Our hearts were so full with the amazing response we received.  If you would like to donate to our upcoming event please contact us.


Donate to the Fund

Donate directly to the fund. Your generous donation will go to The Childhood Cancer Research Program at the Alberta Children’s Hospital.  All donations will receive a tax receipt.


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


2017 Starry Night Picture Gallery