The 62nd annual WHAS Crusade for Children brought in $5.6 million for special needs children throughout Kentucky and Indiana.
More than half of the funds are raised through firefighter roadblocks, a tradition started in the 1950s. To date, more than $165 million has been raised to buy equipment and to fund programs to assist special needs children.
The weekend radio/TV broadcast is hosted by iHeartMedia’s WHAS Radio and Gannett’s WHAS-11 television, Crusade partners since the fundraiser’s launch in 1954.
The Crusade for Children thrives on family support. It is an honor to work with my son Max, a director at WHAS-11, on every Crusade. This telethon improves lives and that is a joyous experience best shared with family.