The WHAS Crusade for Children has inspired 4 generations of people across Kentuckiana to give children with special needs in Kentucky and southern Indiana every opportunity to fulfill their potential. In the case of one young man from the Natya Kendra Dance Academy, it inspired him to bring Bollywood to the Boogie Down Crew at Down Syndrome of Louisville.
Romith Paily and the Boogie Down Crew got together for a rehearsal.
A first child brings lots of excitement but can also bring worry when young parents suddenly have to deal with the responsibility of being moms and dads. Matthew Ayala’s parents thought he was doing okay until he was diagnosed with autism. Once they got over the initial surprise they found help through the Adair County School system and the WHAS Crusade for Children.
Since 1995, Adair County Schools have received more than $1 million dollars in Crusade grants. Those funds have given students like Matthew a way to satisfy their curiosity and build their futures.
A series of unexpected diagnoses left the Newby family wondering where they could find help for their son, Branson, after it was determined that he has autism and epilepsy. They were persistent, and thanks to a team that includes therapists, Bardstown Elementary School and the WHAS Crusade for Children, Branson is getting the support he needs.
Since 1969, Bardstown Independent Schools have received almost a million dollars in Crusade funding. Those grants continue to guarantee that children like Branson get the help they need to fulfill their potential.
Gabriel Forrest was born with a rare genetic disorder that affects 1 in 20,000 babies. He has albinism. For Gabriel that means a lack of pigment in his skin and hair. It also affects his vision. Once the shock wore off, the family found help through agencies supported by the WHAS Crusade for Children, like Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS).
At VIPS, Gabriel gets special attention to properly prepare him for kindergarten with basic concepts of numbers, shapes and social interaction.
Since 1985, VIPS has received more than $2 million in Crusade funding. Those grants continue to guarantee that children like Gabriel have the resources they need to be successful.
It’s the biggest day of local giving! Give for Good Louisville is SEPTEMBER 12.
One donation to the WHAS Crusade for Children can impact more than 200 agencies, schools & hospitals that receive grants from the Crusade. Thank you for helping us make life better for thousands of children in Kentucky and Indiana. 100% for the kids!
Crusade license plate now available
Show your support 365 days a year by sporting a WHAS Crusade for Children Kentucky License plate on your car!
Every Crusade for Children license plate registration donates $10 to help children with special needs.
Here’s what you do:
1. Take your registration, renewal card and proof of insurance to the County Clerk’s office.
2. Ask for the WHAS Crusade for Children license plate when you renew.
It’s just that easy!
Learn more online now: CLICK HERE.
LOUISVILLE, August 7, 2019 – RAM Racing, the nation’s premier endurance sports event production company, is thrilled to announce its acquisition of the 35-year-old Louisville Triple Crown of Running Series. Since 1995, RAM/EnMotive has helped different service aspects of these events, such as timing, registration, and photography. Now we are poised to carry on the torch of these iconic races, after acquiring the running series from the previous owners.
The Louisville Triple Crown of Running Series, a series of well-established road races of varying distances announced its cancellation in June, marking 2019 as the final running of the race series. “The 2019 edition has already taken place. We couldn’t let such an important series to the Louisville running community disappear. We know it’s become a staple in Louisville,” states Steve Ginsburg, CEO of RAM. “At RAM, we are committed to helping running communities nationwide thrive. When possible, we will always jump in and do our best to serve individual running communities any way we can.”
The Triple Crown race series focused on helping more runners and walkers in the Kentuckiana area embrace a healthy lifestyle and achieve the goal of completing the three-race series. RAM Racing embraces this mission through events that cater to all athletes of different fitness levels, making running an approachable sport that is enjoyed by all.
The 2020 race series will include the traditional 5k and 10k, but as an exciting change, the final leg of the revitalized series will be the inaugural Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k/5k Louisville. Frequently referred to as America’s Sweetest Race, the Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k/5k race series was established by RAM in 2008. The Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k/5k is an annual favorite on runners’ calendars: every year over 200,000 participants run for chocolate, making it the fastest-growing race series in the nation. The series combines industry-leading production and safety standards with award-winning giveaways including finisher’s medal and mugs filled with hot chocolate, chocolate fondue, and tasty dippable treats! More than one million people have run in a Hot Chocolate 15k/5k race since its inception, currently with races in 22 cities nationally, three cities in Mexico, and counting!
RAM Racing will honor Triple Crown’s longtime traditions by continuing its charity partnership with WHAS Crusade for Children as the charity of choice for the 5k and 10k races. Make-A-Wish® will continue to be the charity for the Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k/5k.
The 5k event will be held on 3/7/2020, 10K on 3/21/2020 and the Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k/5k race is scheduled to take place in Louisville Waterfront Park on April 4, 2020. Participants will be able to bundle all three races in registration and will receive a finisher medal for completing the 5k, 10k, and 15k within the series. The series will also include kids races in its production.
About RAM Racing
An event company for more than 15 years, the RAM Racing brand has become synonymous with the highest quality certified and sanctioned running races that give participants of all ages and the chance to compete in a professional-quality event. RAM Racing is committed to creating and executing race parties that elicit an unforgettable and unimaginable emotional experience from start to finish.
EnMotive offers turnkey expertise for every aspect of the running race industry. RAM Races owns and operates the Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k/5k in 25-cities and Mexico, the nation’s premier race series, as well as a portfolio of other races across the country. RAM Racing events cater to all athletes of different fitness levels so that running is a relevant sport that is enjoyed by all. EnMotive serves over 1000 events annually with services including registration, timing, photography, and content capabilities as well as operations, management, equipment, marketing, and consulting. It is designed to help independent race owners and directors elevate their events. RAM’s management and operational team time over one million runners annually. Learn more about RAM Racing at www.ramracing.org or www.hotchocolate15k.com and EnMotive at www.enmotive.com
REGISTER NOW at www.louisvilletriplecrown.com
Hearing loss caused by childhood meningitis led Jason Goldsmith to a WHAS Crusade for Children supported agencies where he met Cassie, the love of his life.
Approximately ten years later, Jason planned a surprise marriage proposal, and she said YES!
Jason and all the Goldsmith family continue to give back to the Crusade by collecting with the Highview Fire Department where his grandfather, Dave is the chief.
To learn more about the WHAS Crusade for Children, go to WHASCrusade.org. 100% for the kids!