Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Kidd Kraddick’s daughter takes over children’s charity
She will host the trip to Disney World in November — the first in more than two decades without Kidd.
DALLAS In August, only weeks after Kidd Kraddick died of a heart attack in New Orleans, Caroline Cradick wasn’t sure how big a part she’d play in her father’s charity, Kidd’s Kids, which sends 50 seriously ill and physically challenged children and their families to Walt Disney World each year. Now we know the answer: She has assumed control of the Kraddick Foundation, the charity’s parent organization, and come November will actually host the annual five-day sojourn to Orlando — the first one in more than two decades to take place without the charity’s namesake.
“We all know this is going to be a very different year,” says Cradick in a prepared statement released Monday afternoon. “But everyone is focused on raising the most money and support as possible for this year’s trip and future trips as well.”
This year’s trip will take place November 21-25. And that fundraising has already begun, but officially kicks into gear October 23, when Caroline and former American Idol contestant Tim Halperin join Kidd’s former morning-show crew for four hours’ worth of pitch-making on KISS-FM (106.1). They will also be joined by families either on this year’s trip or who’ve been along for ones in previous years.
“We’ve been through a really painful few months since Kidd was taken from us, but we couldn’t be more excited about this year’s Kidd’s Kids Day,” says Kidd Kraddick in the Morning co-host Kellie Rasberry. “It’s always been my favorite show of the year, and this time will undoubtedly be more emotional than ever. But I have a feeling that our incredible listeners are going to come through like never before for the kids, and in tribute to Kidd.”
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