About the WHAS Crusade for Children

The WHAS Crusade for Children, Inc. established in 1954 by WHAS-TV, raises money for agencies, schools and hospitals to make life better for children with special needs.


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Change a Child's Life Forever

100% of each donation to the WHAS Crusade for Children helps children with special needs.

The WHAS Crusade Endowment Campaign fully funds our future.

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Hundreds of fire departments, organizations and companies host events that benefit the WHAS Crusade for Children. Learn more.

Countdown to the 65th annual WHAS Crusade for Children

June 2 - 3, 2018

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Rodes City Run 8:00am Saturday!

The Rodes City Run 10K is the second “leg” of the Louisville Triple Crown of Running™. The Louisville Triple Crown of Running, presented by Planet Fitness, which includes the Anthem 5K Fitness Classic, Rodes City Run 10K and Papa John’s 10 MIler, was formed in 1984.

The race was ranked the 4th largest overall race in the state and 34th largest 10K in the US by the 2016 Running USA rankings. The event attracts nearly 6,000 runners and walkers and draws athletes from all over the country to compete in the ‘heart’ of downtown Louisville.

Net proceeds from the Rodes City Run 10K will be donated to the WHAS Crusade for Children.

In 2017, the Louisville Triple Crown of Running℠ races donated
$77,886 to the Crusade. This brings the Triple Crown’s total amount
donated since 2002 to the Crusade for Children to over $1.77 Million.
Thank you to our sponsors and the running community for making
this donation possible.

We crusade for them

In its first 64 years, the WHAS Crusade for Children has raised more than $175 million. Thanks to generous contributions of goods and services, the WHAS Crusade is able to return 100% of all donations to organizations that make life better for children with special needs in all 120 Kentucky counties and 50 southern Indiana counties. Fire departments raise more than 50 percent of the money each year by staging road blocks and other events.

Community Partners

WHAS Crusade for Children

520 W. Chestnut St.
Louisville, KY 40202
502.582.7706 Phone
502.582.7712 Fax
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