Schoppenhorst, Underwood and Brooks funeral Home
Members of Schoppenhorst, Underwood and Brooks funeral home in Shepherdsville presented a very big check to Crusade CEO Dawn Lee.
Funeral home president Ben Underwood says that this check for $7000.00 is part of the company’s on-going effort to serve the community. In this case Schoppenhorst, Underwood and Brooks wanted to help those who are helping others. In that spirit this donation goes to the Crusade in honor of seven fire departments which collect for the charity. Those fire departments include Zoneton, Shepherdsville, Mt. Washington, Nichols, Okolona, Fairdale and Southeast Bullitt.
Southern Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
Recently, a series of meetings were held in Louisville’s Marriott Downtown.
At Monday’s afternoon session, members of the SASFAA presented a check for $4,048 to Crusade CEO Dawn Lee. The group raised the money in honor of 15 year old Jonah Boutell, who at five years old was hit by a car and sustained major injuries. Jonah’s mother, Heather, who is a member of SASFAA, says Jonah survived his injuries thanks in large part to the medical equipment and staffing at Kosair Childrens Hospital which was funded through Crusade grants.
Team members from the Georgetown Township Fire District present Crusade CEO Dawn Lee with a “big check”. Sarah McNulty and Ashleigh Crosier presented a check for two thousand sixty six dollars. The money was raised through the 2014 Firefighters Ball which was held February 7th at the Mellwood Arts Center. Sarah and Ashleigh say they’re already working on the next Firefighters Ball and want to raise even more money for the Crusade.
See more than 50 photos from the 2014 Firefighters Ball on Facebook, just click here.
The Anthem 5k, the first leg of the Louisville Triple Crown of RunningTM is in the books. Thousands took part on Saturday, February 22 at this year’s location in the shadow of Anthem’s headquarters in eastern Jefferson County.
After a few weeks of winter weather and cold temperatures, Saturday was a winner and showed ideal conditions for the runners.
Thanks to all who participated. Leg two is the Rodes City Run on Saturday, March 8 and leg three, the Papa John’s 10 Miler is Saturday, March 22. Both races begin at 8:00am.
For more info on these races, click on this logo:
Some photos from the Anthem 5K
The Anthem 5K Fitness Classic is just a week away — early this year — on Saturday, February 22. Proceeds benefit the WHAS Crusade for Children.
You can register now. You can do this — just three miles! Walk, run, crawl!
Construction of the Ohio River Bridges has caused this year’s Anthem 5K to move locations. Here are the details:
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Crusade Ambassadors Community Connections February 20
The Crusade Ambassadors are busy scheduling out their 2014 calendar! Busy brainstorming new ideas, visiting benefiting agencies, fundraising & awareness events, and new board member outreach. Their upcoming effort takes place at the Young Professionals Association of Louisville’s, “Community Connections” event.
The WHAS Crusade for Children was one of 15 nonprofits chosen to reach out to 75 young professionals interested in volunteer and board positions. This is one more way for the Crusade Ambassadors to reach the younger demographic and continue the legacy into the future. The event takes place Thursday, February 20th, 2014 from 5:30 – 7:30pm at YUM!’s Corporate Headquarters. Interested young professionals wanting to attend this event please see www.ypal.org to register
61st annual WHAS Crusade for Children is June 7-8, 2014
Today the WHAS Crusade for Children debuts its new graphic look for the 61st annual Crusade.
Lonnie Walker, a graphic artist and owner of Primo Graphics in Louisville said, “Every year we’ve added an element that depicts caring or we’ve tried to play up the anniversary.”
He presented the new 61st year logo to the charity’s President & CEO Dawn Lee. Lonnie says he wanted to bring a sports feel to the overall look.
He said, “An image that would translate well not only to pins, merchandise and staff shirts but kind of give them a team-building look once the logo gets out and used in a broader sense.”
This is the fourth year that Lonnie has created the Crusade’s yearly logo. in the weeks ahead, you’ll see the new logo on merchandise here on WHASCrusade.org.
Firefighter’s Ball February 7
Dessert Auction February 8
Shred for the Crusade
Your old paper could mean new money for the WHAS Crusade for Children. The owners of Greenway Shredding and Recycling have come up with a unique way to raise money for the Crusade. Drop your documents by the company’s Watterson Trail location and get them shredded for a donation to help children with special needs.
Greenway Shredding & Recycling
2318 Watterson Trail
Louisville, KY 40299
Phone: (502) 749-0390
Pizza Ribbons for the Crusade!
As we begin the new year of 2014, the WHAS Crusade for Children looks back at moments that made the Crusade 60th anniversary year, 2013 something to be thankful for.
The WHAS Crusade for Children celebrated its 60th year by reaching its goal of raising 6 million dollars for the 60th Crusade in 2013. It took the combined efforts of firefighters, businesses and the good people of Kentucky and southern Indiana to raise that amazing total. At a special breakfast the Crusade staff honored the fundraisers who improved the most over the previous year’s total. The gathering was carried live on WHAS11’s morning entertainment program, Great Day Live. Terry Meiners was the breakfast host.
Jim Walton & Phyllis Knight Awards
The awards for fire departments are the Walton Awards. Given in memory of the man they called Mr. Crusade, longtime TV, radio personality and Crusade master of ceremonies Jim Walton.
Crusade President & CEO Dawn Lee said, “Each year we honor the firefighters and businesses who’ve made the largest improvement in their Crusade effort from the previous year. For the firefighters there are four monetary levels. Those include fire groups who on average raise between $1000 to $9,999…fire groups that raise $10,000 to $49,999… fire groups that raise $50,000 to $99,999 …and finally fire groups who raise $100,000 and above. We also present the Phyllis Knight Award to the most improved business which contributes $25,000 or more on average.”
Phyllis was a longtime host and executive director of the WHAS Crusade for Children starting in the 1950’s. The Knight award was created in her memory.
Here are the winners!
The winner in the business category and recipient of the Phyllis Knight Award is longtime Crusade supporter McAlister’s Deli. Their total up 63%…going from $31,000 to $51,000. Representatives from McAlister’s were unable to attend the breakfast.
Thanks to all for hard work and dedication to the WHAS Crusade for Children.
Georgetown Fire presents Kids Night Out November 15
South Oldham Fire 2014 Calendar
South Oldham Fire Department Auxiliary has put together a calendar featuring all the Oldham County Fire Departments – Ballardsville, LaGrange, North, Pewee, South, and Westport, along with the Hazmat and Tactical Rescue Teams.
Calendars are $12
Proceeds from the sales benefit the WHAS Crusade for Children.
Only a limited number of calendars will be printed so please let us know as soon as possible so we can get orders printed.
Thanks to Bobbi Nelson for working with all the departments on getting the pictures and then getting the calendar set up!
Contact Teresa Cheatham at firstname.lastname@example.org, leave a message here, or call SOFD at 502-241-8892 to order your calendar.