Memorializing the life of David "Kidd" Kraddick -- 1959-2013

Friday Is Kidd Kraddick Kidd's Kids Day

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    Friday has been proclaimed Kidd Kraddick Kidd's Kids Day, a day to raise money for Kidd's Kids, his charity. There are four ways to donate -- in person, online, by phone and by text message.

    People who want to do something in the wake of radio host Kidd Kraddick's untimely death will have a chance on Friday.

    Kraddick, whose birth name is David Peter Cradick, died of cardiac disease in New Orleans on Saturday. He was best known for his hugely popular nationally syndicated morning radio show "Kidd Kraddick in the Morning" on KISS-FM in North Texas.

    Friday has been proclaimed Kidd Kraddick Kidd's Kids Day, a day to raise money for Kidd's Kids, his charity. For more than 10 years, Kidd's Kids has provided seriously ill children and their family with free trips to Disney World and other places.

    There are four ways to donate:

    • Stop by any participating DFW Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers location
    • Donate online at 1061kissfm.com
    • Text "KIDD" to 52000 to automatically donate $10
    • Call 214-866-8106 to donate by phone

    Kraddick was in New Orleans for a charity golf tournament for his foundation.

    "He died doing what he loved, and his final day was spent selflessly focused on those special children that meant the world to him," his family said in a statement shortly after his death.

    Marcos Saldano who has cystic fibrosis, went to Disney World with Kraddick in 2008. The two formed a bond he will never forget, Saldano said.

    "That was the thing about Kidd -- no matter what he was doing, he made time," he said.

    "Kidd wasn't just any celebrity; he was my friend," he said.

    Details on a public memorial service are expected to be announced soon.

    NBC 5's Meredith Land contributed to this report, which also includes information from previous stories on Kraddick's death.