68th WHAS Crusade for Children reaches cumulative total of $200 million


(Louisville, KY) - In an emotional weekend, honoring many fallen firefighters, communities in Kentucky and southern Indiana came together once again for the 68th Annual WHAS Crusade for Children to make life better for children with special needs.

The final tote board tallied $5,100,000 as America’s most successful local telethon concluded with the traditional singing of “God Bless America” Sunday evening.

Since 1954, the Crusade has now raised a cumulative total $200 million.

“The WHAS Crusade for Children continues to be a great demonstration of caring and coming together for the greater purpose of helping children with special needs. After an especially tough year with significant losses, we are amazed by the dedication of the firefighters and volunteers. A huge thank you to all who gave, the firefighters who worked tirelessly to collect, and the dedicated volunteers. Every penny really makes a difference, and we are so grateful for the continued generosity of this community,” said WHAS Crusade for Children President & CEO Dawn Lee.

Photo Credit: WHAS Crusade For Children / John Holthaus