LOUISVILLE, Ky. — This year, the WHAS Crusade for Children is celebrating 70 years of making a difference in the lives of children with special needs across Kentuckiana.
Right now, you can help make the year even more special.
The 70th annual WHAS Crusade for Children is this weekend, June 3-4.
A special show at Old Forester's Paristown Hall will be hosted by WHAS11’s Shay McAlister and 840 WHAS Radio’s Terry Meiners.
The free event starts at 3:30 p.m. Saturday and is open to the public. The show starts at 7 p.m.
This year's telethon starts at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 3; the final total will be announced at 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 4.
The Crusade has donated 100% of the proceeds to children with special needs and the agencies, hospitals and schools serving those children.
WHAS-TV created WHAS Crusade for Children in 1954 and has raised more than $205 million for children since.
Fire departments across Kentucky and Indiana collect money for the Crusade and make up about 60% of the donations each year.
Here's how you can donate:
To donate through the WHAS Crusade for Children's website, click here.
Remember: Every dollar counts, and 100% of your donation goes towards children with special needs and the agencies supporting them.
The following streets will be closed from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.
- Chestnut Street from Fifth Street to Eighth Street
- Fifth Street from Muhammad Ali Blvd. to Broadway
- Armory Place from Muhammad Ali Blvd. to Chestnut Street
- Sixth Street from Muhammad Ali Blvd. to Chestnut Street
The following street will be closed from 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m.
- Sixth Street from Chestnut Street to Broadway