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  • 71st WHAS Crusade for Children raises $5,700,525.71
      The 71st WHAS Crusade for Children concluded on Sunday, June 2, 2024 at 7:00pm EDT with a final tote board of $5,700,525.71. Since 1954, the WHAS Crusade for Children has raised more than $217 million. 100 percent of those donations have been returned to…
  • 71st WHAS Crusade for Children to Showcase Singing Sensations from American Idol and America’s Got Talent on June 1st
    These renowned singers have been seen on national television, and now they will be performing live on the 71st WHAS Crusade for Children Variety Show, presented by Eclipse Bank. The stellar lineup includes D’Corey Johnson, Alex Miller, Layla Spring, and The Sheryl Rouse Band.  …
  • Watch Crusade year-end “Building the Future” special
    This is the annual WHAS Crusade for Children year-end Endowment Special “Building the Future.” It’s an informative program to introduce viewers to the many ways to donate to the Crusade for Children including our Endowment fund. The Endowment ensures that 100% of the money donated…
  • Crusade Oktoberfest Sunday, October 15th
    Benefitting the WHAS Crusade for Children, hosted by the Crusade Engagement Council, it’s the Second Annual Oktoberfest: Mellwood Arts Center, Sunday, October 15th beginning at 2:00pm. $60 VIP Ticket includes: 2:00pm entry Special sample-size event mug Access to an exclusive VIP area with food $40…
  • 2023 WHAS Crusade for Children Grants announced
    Agencies, schools and hospitals dedicated to serving children with special needs in Kentucky and Southern Indiana received great news from the WHAS Crusade for Children. Just weeks following the 70th WHAS Crusade for Children telethon, 100% of the $6,232,176.70 collected was awarded in the form…
  • 70th Annual Crusade tallies second highest total in history
    The 70th annual WHAS Crusade for Children came to an end on Sunday, June 4, 2023 at 7:00pm EDT with a final tote board of $6,232,176.70 – the second highest total in the organization’s history. The Crusade’s 50th anniversary tallied $6,307,583 in 2003. Since 1954,…
  • Lance Burton and The Crashers to headline 70th WHAS Crusade for Children
    (Louisville, KY) Master magician Lance Burton and dynamic party band The Crashers will headline the 70th WHAS Crusade for Children Variety Show presented by Kroger. It will be an unforgettable evening of enchantment, excitement, and inspiration. Show time is 7:00pm (EDT) at the Old Forester’s…
  • Crusade Cookie Fudge Vortex at Zesto & Chillers
  • Veteran Crusader Bill Thomas dies
    Bill and Myra Thomas in 2018 Part of every WHAS Crusade for Children weekend for decades, longtime Crusade fire coordinator, Bill Thomas has died. For many years, he was stationed at one of the check points around the WHAS11 building directing fire trucks during the…
  • Win a kitchen full of GE Appliances!
    Did you know the WHAS Crusade for Children and GE Appliance Park in Louisville are both turning 70? It’s true, 2023 is a big year! They’re teaming up to help children with special needs with a fabulous raffle! Get this — delivery and installation are…
  • News-Enterprise praises Crusade’s efforts
    The News-Enterprise in Elizabethtown published this editorial on July 16, 2022. Crusade’s legacy of caring continues July 16, 2022 The WHAS Crusade for Children has developed a lasting trust with the community through its efficient distribution of money donated to serve agencies, schools and hospitals…
  • NewsRadio 840 WHAS Celebrates 100 Years of Service
    NewsRadio 840 WHAS is celebrating 100 years of service on July 18, 2022. The station will spend its “birthday” with a full celebration during Kentuckiana’s Morning News, the Tony & Dwight Show and Terry Meiners Show on July 18th. 840 WHAS is Kentucky’s oldest radio…
  • 2022 WHAS Crusade for Children Grants Announced
    The WHAS Crusade for Children announces its grants for 2022 – 2023. 216 grants have been awarded totaling $5,133,684.69. That matches the tote board at the conclusion of the 69th annual WHAS Crusade for Children which took place on June 4 – 5, 2022. Grant…
  • 69th Annual WHAS Crusade for Children raises $5,133,684.69
    The 69th Annual WHAS Crusade for Children came to a close at 7:00pm EDT on Sunday, June 5, 2022. After the traditional conclusion as firefighters, volunteers and Crusaders sang “God Bless America,” the final tote board was revealed: $5,133,684.69 (WHAS11.com) From buying accessible equipment to…
  • 69th Annual WHAS Crusade for Children is ON THE AIR!
    There are many ways to give! Donate By phone Call 502-582-7511 Toll Free 1-888-382-7511 Operators are standing by! Donate by Mail Send your donation to: WHAS Crusade for Children 520 W. Chestnut St. Louisville, KY 40202. Please be sure to make note if the donation…