Kevin’s Longest Morning, a fundraiser for Rotary4 Kids is returning in late March on KISS 100.5

This year’s dates are March 26th and 27th and the event will be held at Canadian Tire.

The official ambassador this year is 10 year old Aidan Restoule, the son of Stacey Thompson.

Stacey says Aidan has a rare genetic syndrome.

“He has some motor skills delays and some intellectual disabilities. He suffers a little bit from anxiety so he doesn’t like new situations,” she says.

One of the effects is of the syndrome is he displays a high amount of empathy to others. And to that end Aidan is known as the mayor of Woodland Public School. She says that personality trait actually started in daycare.

“Anytime another child in the program would start crying he would start crying as well and would pull on the sleeves of the daycare workers to help. And that has since continued in school too as he tries to make sure everyone’s okay,” Thompson says.

Meantime, Smiles for Life, the teeth whitening campaign run by Callander Bay Dental continues to benefit Rotary4Kids.

100 percent of the proceeds from teeth whitening procedures done at Callander Bay Dental are donated to Rotary4Kids and the Nipissing Association for Disabled Youth and a $15,000 cheque was presented on Monday.

Rogerson says this initiative is a key part of the fundraising campaign.

“$15,000 is a pretty good chunk of our fundraising. They run a wonderful program. They volunteer their time to whiten teeth and we’re the benefactors,” he says.

Rogerson says the campaign raises on average $70,000-$90,000 a year.

(photo by station staff)

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