Shine the Night 2023


The Best Day Ever Foundation is proud to host its 3rd annual free community event, Shine the Night

Saturday, April 8th 2023 | 7-9:00pm

Location: Turfway Park (Event Center) in Florence, KY

Shine the Night is a special kind of remembrance ceremony, bringing family, friends, and community together, along with bereaved families, to celebrate some incredible children whose lives were lost much too soon. One of the greatest desires of bereaved families is that the lives of their children will not only continue to be remembered, but also that their stories can SHINE HOPE and INSPIRATION well beyond their short lives.

We hope that you will join us to help love, honor, and encourage these families and that you will come away with a greater appreciation for how precious life is.

The night will finish with a special Toast #ToMermaids, and lantern release.

  • Co-masters of ceremony: Jim Lazzari & Greg Kappen
  • Guest speakers:
    • Brian Smith, Grief 2 Growth
    • Karen & Roger Wright
    • Niko Kappen
  • Musical performance: Brendan Kehoe
  • Prayer: First Church of Christ
  • Photography: Mike Bresnen Photography

This is a family friendly community event. Light snacks provided.                                                                                                          

Cash bar

RSVP here

Please contact Amy Kappen with any questions: [email protected] 


Special THANK YOU to our private foundations and donors for your support in 2022! Additional THANK YOU to our Sponsors and Partners throughout the year!