About the WHAS Crusade for Children

The WHAS Crusade for Children, Inc. established in 1954 by WHAS-TV, raises money for agencies, schools and hospitals to make life better for children with special needs.


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Counties in Indiana and Kentucky


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Your donations make a difference

After a 20-year career serving his community, preceded by decades of volunteering, firefighter Jack Miller retired from the Buechel Fire Department in 2010 on a Friday.

On the following Monday, he showed back up at work to continue his career as a volunteer.

Miller is the longest-serving firefighter in the county, celebrating fifty years of serving, teaching, and saving lives.

Kate Nason inspires many

We talked with Kate Nason about her 10th Frogtown Hop and how grateful she is for everything associated with the event. Check out Kate’s interview plus her run today and her great finish with cheers from everyone. Thanks to Highview Fire Protection District for all of your support and help today to make sure this event was so successful!!

Your donations make a difference

There’s a 10-acre horse farm and therapy center in Eastern Jefferson County that hasn’t stopped providing year round care even through the pandemic.

Green Hill Therapy, Inc. has been providing services for children with special needs regardless of their ability to pay for 22 years with help from the WHAS Crusade for Children. 11-year-old Waylon Cornell has been attending Green Hill Therapy for 9 years and this is his story.

Since 2002, the WHAS Crusade for Children has granted over $325,000 to Green Hill Therapy. Go to WHASCrusade.org to learn how you make life better for children with special needs. 100% for the kids! #WHASCrusade

We crusade for them

In its first 68 years, the WHAS Crusade for Children has raised more than $200 million. Thanks to generous contributions of goods and services, the WHAS Crusade is able to return 100% of all donations to organizations that make life better for children with special needs in all 120 Kentucky counties and 50 southern Indiana counties. Fire departments raise more than 50 percent of the money each year by staging road blocks and other events.

Countdown to the 69th annual WHAS Crusade for Children
June 4 - 5, 2022

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WHAS Crusade for Children

520 W. Chestnut St.
Louisville, KY 40202
502.582.7706 Phone
502.582.7712 Fax