DJ gets listeners to donate to Lions Camp
By PAUL KEDINGER
Listeners to the C.J. and Debbie Ray morning show over 99.9 KTDY Radio recently responded wholeheartedly to a request by the Lafayette radio station’s disc jockey to make a charitable donation to the Louisiana Lions Club Crippled Children’s Camp near Leesville instead of sending him gifts.
At a recent meeting of the Rayne Lions Club,
Treasurer Roy Credeur announced radio personality C.J. Clementf presented him with a check for $3,911 during a radio broadcast on a recent Wednesday morning.
Credeur, in turn, forwarded the donation to Ray Cecil, director of the Children’s Camp.
The well-known radio disc jockey acknowledged he has a loyal band of listeners, many of whom send him cakes, and other gifts on his birthday.
After learning he suffers from hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), this year, C.J. asked his radio listeners to send monetary donations to Victory Camp, a joint 25-year plus cooperative program by the Louisiana Lions Camp and the American Diabetes Association which serves children with diabetes, a disease of high blood sugar.
“I’ve been very, very blessed,” remarked the KTDY radio personality, when contacted by The Rayne Acadian-Tribune.
While C.J.’s listeners responded with monetary donations, he adding he still received “three carloads of gifts.”
Victory Camp, supported by Louisiana Lions Club members, offers two one-week sessions for Type 1 (Insulin dependant) and Type II (Non-Insulin Dependant) youth of Louisiana between the ages of 6 and 14 years old.