Most of you have heard about it by now... KISS FM DJ Keke Luv is going 8 days without sleep to raise awareness about child abuse. He's been on the air since last Thursday! He hasn't slept a wink.... and he's definitely feeling it.
Keke on Day 5 of no sleep!
I had the chance to visit with him this week on the air - and he says he gets his motivation from all the amazing support of his listeners. People are calling him, texting him, instant messaging him, sending him emails - all day (and night) to keep him "LIVE for 175".
Keke and I in the KISS FM studio
Well, you can tack on 24 hours to that 175 hours... because this year Keke is dedicating an extra 24 hours on air to Robert Manwill. He's the little boy who disappeared this summer and was later found dead in a local canal. His mother and her boyfriend are both charged with his murder. The medical reports say he died after repeatedly being abused. It's a heartbreaking story that touched so many of us...
Keke will be getting an extra push to stay awake TONIGHT - his supporters are planning a candlelight vigil at 8pm outside his studio - to keep his spirits up for one more day!
The organizers of the"Hearts Aglow For Child Abuse Prevention Candlelight Vigil" tell me this is a way for the community to come together to show support for survivors, encourage others to speak up, and stand up and tell the world we won't tolerate this abuse anymore.
Bring your candles, wear blue to support the prevention of child abuse and/or wear green in remembrance of little Robert Manwill. That was his favorite color. Bring your friends and family! Everyone is invited.
Hearts Aglow For Child Abuse Candlelight Vigil
DATE: TONIGHT - Thursday, April 15, 2010
TIME: 8:00pm - 10:00pm
LOCATION: Outside the KISS FM Studio
827 E. Park Blvd
BRING A CANDLE!
You can keep track of how Keke is doing, and watch him LIVE 24/7 on the "Keke Cam":