Bright Night, an evening of inspiration, music and comedy featuring Gordon Mote, Louise DuArt and Squire Rushnell will be held on Thursday, Nov. 8, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at theTivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St., Chattanooga. The cost is $50 for adults and $25 for ages 12 and under.
All proceeds go to support Shafer Daves' medical account with the Children's Organ Transplant Association, YMCA Boyz Inc. and Children's Hospital Foundation. Purchase tickets by calling 757-5050, or by going to the Memorial Auditorium Box Office, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The Tivoli box office will open on the day of show at 10 a.m.
Shafer Bray Daves, son of Kevin and Jada Daves, was born Oct. 15, 2009, with a medical condition that has been diagnosed in only 200 diagnosed cases throughout the world. Since Shafer's medical journey began at Children's Hospital at Erlanger, the Daves family wants to help other kids like Shafer have the opportunity to get well and become healthy, strong and developed kids. This fundraiser will help support ongoing medical needs of Shafer and other kids in the community. Children's Hospital Foundation is grateful to be one of the beneficiaries of this inspirational event.
Shafer’s syndrome is caused by a genetic mutation that includes chronic kidney disease leading to failure by age 3, kidney cancer (known as Wilms’ Tumor) in many cases, and other difficulties. Shafer's kidney function declined rapidly due to End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) in October 2010, resulting in a double nephrectomy (full kidney removal surgery). Shafer's medical team approved his mother to be the living donor for her son, and the successful transplant took place on June 22, 2011, at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in Nashville.