Kev’s Kids fundraiser for Rotary4Kids a success
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$62,150 and counting.
That was the grand total announced as the Kev’s Kids radio marathon for Rotary4Kids signed off the air on Moose FM Friday morning at 10 am.
Kevin Oschefski was broadcasting on-air for 29 straight hours raising funds for area children and youth with special needs.
Aidan, an 11-year-old Woodlands Public School student and Rotary4Kids Ambassador, was presented with a brand new bike.
Oschefski says that highlights the importance of the fundraiser.
“There will be video, I’m sure, posted all over social media of Aidan riding his new bike and if you ever have to wonder why we do this fundraiser, watch that video of Aidan riding down the sidewalk on his new bike, that’s it, it’s right there,” he says.
The money raised helps to purchase assistive devices, home renovations, vehicle conversions, program enrollment, cover uninsured medical costs and out-of-town travel and funding for special needs teams, and more.
“Although we’re going off the air, Rotary4Kids goes on, you can donate all year long, just go to rotary4kids.ca,” says co-chair Jeff Rogerson. “We’ll accept your donation anytime and it all goes to these great kids.”
New this year is the Rotary club’s first-ever online auction (www.rotary4kidsauction.ca), which continues to the 14th.
The goal of the event was to raise $50,000.