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The WHAS Crusade for Children is always working to provide grant money to schools, hospitals, and agencies throughout Kentucky and Indiana. 100 percent of your donations go to providing a better life for special needs children. School systems remain one of the largest recipients of grant money to help with purchasing everything from assistive technologies to adaptive equipment. Here’s a look at your donations helping Isabelle Cannon attain her goal of graduating from Ballard High School this June.
The bike you see Isabelle riding in the story costs nearly five thousand dollars. This year the WHAS Crusade for Children awarded over 1.4 million dollars in grant money to K-12 school systems including Jefferson County Public Schools. To see a complete list of this year’s grant recipients you can go to WHASCrusade.org. While there you can also donate to the Crusade for Children. Just click on the “Ways to Give” tab at the top of the page to see all the different ways you can donate.
It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to another member of the Crusade family. For twenty years, Wayne Perkey was the face of the WHAS Crusade for Children. In 1980, he became only the second person to be chosen to emcee the telethon, an honor that he respected and cherished. Here’s Wayne’s story told to you in his own words… of his love and dedication to the WHAS Crusade for Children and the children with special needs that are helped every year.
Wayne continued to be involved by hosting on Sunday mornings of the telethon weekend. He most recently helped kick things off this past Crusade Sunday for the 68th WHAS Crusade for Children telethon in 2021. A clip of that appearance is featured at the end of this tribute.
The family has requested that donations and expressions of sympathy go to:
WHAS Crusade for Children
520 West Chestnut St.
Louisville KY 40202
WHAS11 remembers Wayne
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More in the Courier-Journal
Learn more about Wayne’s career and life from the Courier-Journal, just click here.
More on Facebook
See photos and memories of Wayne on the Crusade’s Facebook page, just click here.
Terry Meiners interviews Wayne
Listen to a recent interview of Wayne with Terry Meiners as they celebrate the soon-to-be 100th anniversary of NewsRadio 840 WHAS, just click here.
The Renshaw Early Childhood Center on the campus of Western Kentucky University has received Crusade support since 2007. The “Big Red School” as it’s called, serves children of varying abilities from ages 15 months through kindergarten. The school’s goal is to prepare these children, whatever their abilities, to go on to school and be successful in life.
The WHAS Crusade for Children has granted Renshaw Early Childhood Center over $500,000 in the last 14 years from . The program not only helps special needs children but also allows for hands-on training for Western Kentucky University education students. Here’s a look at how Crusade grant money is being used to change young lives and preparing them to be successful.