Leg one is done! The Anthem 5k Fitness Classic could not have had better weather. It was the 10th annual Anthem 5k celebrating Anthem’s 75th year. Nearly 7,800 runners and walkers took to the streets on Saturday, March 9. It’s the first of three legs of the greatest runs in America! The Louisville Triple Crown of RunningTM is presented by Novo Nordisk. These three races benefit the WHAS Crusade for Children. You’ll be joining thousands of runners and walkers when you register and get involved, just click here and you’ll be redirected to the official Web site of the Louisville Triple Crown of RunningTM.
Photos from the 2013 Anthem 5k
Rodes City Run up next
Meet 3 who have helped on every Crusade!
Peabo Bryson headlines 60th Crusade
Just like he did in 2004 and 2006, Peabo Bryson will headline the 60th Annual WHAS Crusade for Children on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at the Kentucky Center’s Bomhard Theater in Louisville beginning at 7:00pm (EDT). With hit songs, “If Ever You’re In My Arms Again,” “A Whole New World,” and “Beauty And The Beast,” Peabo is a crowd pleaser who never fails to entertain.
The WHAS Crusade for Children is America’s most successful local telethon.
Watch this dazzling video from the 2006 Crusade
$60 for the 60th
On June 1 & 2, 2013, The 60th annual WHAS Crusade for Children will be underway! With the tradition and goodness of past years, thousands will come together to celebrate…celebrate making life better for children with special needs.
As part of that milestone, you’re encouraged to donate $60 for the 60th! If everyone does, 2013 will be a banner year. The Crusade’s history is based on many people giving a little bit. But for the 60th, if everyone gives $60, the Crusade will reach new heights.
Nearly 200 fire departments along with hundreds of organizations from Kentucky and Indiana will report how much money they’ve raised for Kentuckiana’s children with special needs. Each year firefighters collect nearly 60 percent of all Crusade donations by staging road blocks and other events, they’ll be ready for the 60th Annual WHAS Crusade for Children June 1-2, 2013.
Melissa Swan and Terry Meiners host
Melissa Swan of WHAS11 News and 84WHAS Radio’s Terry Meiners will MC the Crusade. They will be joined by favorites Patrick Hughes; The Miracle Dancers; The Diane Moore Dancers; Todd Hildreth and the Crusade Quintet plus so many more to be announced.
Flagships WHAS11 and 84WHAS lead the way
The annual Crusade Internet/radio/telethon kicks off at 1:00pm (EDT) on Saturday, June 1 and will air in its entirety on WHAS Radio (AM 840), WHAS-TV (DT Channel 11.1) and worldwide on WHAS11.com.
Honor Ted Throckmorton and others
Ted’s been a valuable volunteer every year for the Crusade. Give $60 for the 60th! in Ted’s honor. He joins Milton Metz and Bob Pilkington as the three who have been a part of every Crusade since 1954.
There are thousands of others who make the Crusade an annual commitment. Join the team! Thanks to all who make the WHAS Crusade for Children America’s most successful local telethon.
Purchase 60th Crusade Merchandise NOW!
The holidays are rapidly approaching and just in time are the perfect gift ideas! Crusade 60th Anniversary merchandise!
- Here’s all you do…
1. Download the Crusade Merchandise flyer by CLICKING HERE.
2. Print the flyer
3. Fill in the order form on the flyer
4. Include payment information
5. Mail it to the Crusade’s officially licensed vendor:
4300 Produce Road
Louisville, KY 40218
Or fax to 502-238-9147
6. Questions? Call Michele at 502-753-3340 or 502-753-3317