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2012 Miracle Dancers
There’s never a dry eye in the house when the Miracle Dancers perform. See for yourself! Watch their 2012 performance during the WHAS Crusade for Children in the Kentucky Center’s Bomhard Theater on June 2, 2012.


2012 David Garrard
How does he do it? Watch magician David Garrard with the help of his assistants perform on the 2012 WHAS Crusade for Children in the Kentucky Center’s Bomhard Theater on June 2, 2012.


2012 One Dream One Heart
Surrounded by firefighters and special needs children helped by the Crusade, singer Melissa Combs performs the Crusade’s theme song during the 2012 WHAS Crusade for Children in the Kentucky Center’s Bomhard Theater on June 2, 2012.


2012 Melissa Combs
Song stylist Melissa Combs performs during the 2012 WHAS Crusade for Children in the Kentucky Center’s Bomhard Theater on June 2, 2012.


2012 Diane Mooore Dancers
Always a crowd-pleaser, the Diane Moore Dancers bring down the house with show-stopping favorites on the 59th annual WHAS Crusade for Children Saturday June 2, 2012 at the Kentucky Center’s Bomhard Theater.


2012 J. D. Shelburne
Country singer J. D. Shelburne performs during the 2011 WHAS Crusade for Children in the Kentucky Center’s Bomhard Theater on June 2, 2012.


Vintage 80’s WHAS Crusade for Children promos
Reagan was president, Dallas was the #1 TV show and the WHAS Crusade for Children was triumphantly kicking off its third decade. You won’t believe who’s in this clip!


Oscar Night® America benefits the Crusade Feb. 27
Hollywood comes to the Kentucky Derby Museum for a NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM! It’s Oscar Night® America in Louisville, a black tie (optional) night of fun, cool silent auction items and a touch of Hollywood. Not to be missed…you and your company should be a part of it! All benefits the WHAS Crusade for Children. Call (502) 582-7706.


Chaney’s Dairy Barn event benefits the Crusade (video 1)
Fans of country music packed Chaney’s Dairy Barn in Bowling Green to hear a trio of Nashville songwriters and to raise money for the WHAS Crusade for Children. WBKO-TV’s Chris Allen hosted the event which featured songwriters Daniel Modlin, Jeff Pearson and Pat Haney. Crusade CEO Dawn Lee was on hand to welcome music lovers and to introduce children from Lincoln Elementary who are benefitting from Crusade grants. One of those children in Ms. Hatfield’s class actually was brave enough to perform for the crowd. Bailey Allen stood before the microphone and offered her version of Hannah Montana’s “The Best of Both World’s”. Bailey received an ovation for her efforts. With the help of songwriter Daniel Modlin and the generosity of the Chaney family this inaugural event for the Crusade raised several hundred dollars which will continue to help children with special needs in the Bowling Green area.

Featured in this video is songwriter Dan Modlin.


Chaney’s Dairy Barn event benefits the Crusade (video 2)
Fans of country music packed Chaney’s Dairy Barn in Bowling Green to hear a trio of Nashville songwriters and to raise money for the WHAS Crusade for Children. WBKO-TV’s Chris Allen hosted the event which featured songwriters Daniel Modlin, Jeff Pearson and Pat Haney. Crusade CEO Dawn Lee was on hand to welcome music lovers and to introduce children from Lincoln Elementary who are benefitting from Crusade grants. One of those children in Ms. Hatfield’s class actually was brave enough to perform for the crowd. Bailey Allen stood before the microphone and offered her version of Hannah Montana’s “The Best of Both World’s”. Bailey received an ovation for her efforts. With the help of songwriter Daniel Modlin and the generosity of the Chaney family this inaugural event for the Crusade raised several hundred dollars which will continue to help children with special needs in the Bowling Green area.

Featured in this video are songwriter Jeff Pearson and Pat Haney.


Chaney’s Dairy Barn event benefits the Crusade (video 3)
Fans of country music packed Chaney’s Dairy Barn in Bowling Green to hear a trio of Nashville songwriters and to raise money for the WHAS Crusade for Children. WBKO-TV’s Chris Allen hosted the event which featured songwriters Daniel Modlin, Jeff Pearson and Pat Haney. Crusade CEO Dawn Lee was on hand to welcome music lovers and to introduce children from Lincoln Elementary who are benefitting from Crusade grants. One of those children in Ms. Hatfield’s class actually was brave enough to perform for the crowd. Bailey Allen stood before the microphone and offered her version of Hannah Montana’s “The Best of Both World’s”. Bailey received an ovation for her efforts. With the help of songwriter Daniel Modlin and the generosity of the Chaney family this inaugural event for the Crusade raised several hundred dollars which will continue to help children with special needs in the Bowling Green area.

Featured in this video is Lincoln Elementary School student Bailey Allen.


2011 Anthem 5K Fitness Classic February 26
It’s the 2011 Anthem 5K Fitness Classic Saturday, February 26 at 8:00am. It’s the first leg of the Louisville Triple Crown of Running TM. Proceeds benefit the WHAS Crusade for Children. New Year, new you! C’mon give it a try!


Rodes City Run March 12
It’s the 2011 Rodes City Run Saturday, March 12 at 8:00am. It’s the second leg of the Louisville Triple Crown of Running TM. Proceeds benefit the WHAS Crusade for Children. New Year, new you! C’mon give it a try! You’ll love it!


Papa John’s 10 Miler March 26
It’s the 2011 Papa John’s 10 Miler Saturday, March 26 at 8:00am. It’s the third and final leg of the Louisville Triple Crown of Running TM. Proceeds benefit the WHAS Crusade for Children. New Year, new you! C’mon give it a try! You’ll love it!


50 dollars = 1 million dollars!
If every home watching donated $50 to the WHAS Crusade for Children – that adds up to more than 1 million dollars! Take a peek at this video. It’s simple math to understand.


FASTSIGNS Louisville is behind the Crusade for Children
For years, FASTSIGNS Louisville has contributed to the WHAS Crusade for Children with signs, banners and donations. Now they’ve put their message in video to show their endless support. Join FASTSIGNS in making life better for children with special needs by making a contribution to the Crusade.


Rick Pitino supports the Crusade for Children
Crusade co-host Terry Meiners joins Coach Rick Pitino who took time out of his University of Louisville basketball schedule to show his support for the WHAS Crusade for Children. Join the coach and donate to the Crusade.


It’s the perfect gift!
Buy a brick on the Crusade walk of fame or the Joe Huber Memorial Garden Path. Call (502) 582-7706 or go to our home page and CLICK ON THE BRICK! Bricks purchased support the WHAS Crusade for Children Endowment ensuring the Crusade’s future for decades to come.


Building the Future special airs December 18
December 18th at 6:30pm, WHAS-TV will air “Building the Future,” a special supporting the WHAS Crusade for Children Endowment. Hosted by Melissa Swan and Terry Meiners, this program will warm your heart for the Holiday Season.


Allegra Print & Imaging supports the Crusade
Gary Owen of Allegra Print & Imaging shows his company’s support for the WHAS Crusade for Children. Allegra is one of the many fine businesses that offers its services to the Crusade. Thanks to Gary and his fine staff.


Buy a brick on the Joe Huber Garden Path
The Huber family supports the WHAS Crusade for Children. Purchase a brick on the Joe Huber Memorial Garden Path at the Joe Huber Family Family Farm and Restaurant in Starlight, Indiana and you’ll be supporting the Crusade endowment. Watch for more.


Holiday greetings from the WHAS Crusade for Children
A big thank you and greetings from the WHAS Crusade for Children. In this time of holiday giving, we present some Crusade kids and agencies supported by your donations who say THANKS for your support.


I support the WHAS Crusade for Children and You Should Too!
The Courier-Journal has teamed up with the Crusade for Children to launch the campaign called “I support the WHAS Crusade for Children and You Should Too!” Here are the first in the series featuring Arnold Garson, President & Publisher of The Courier-Journal and Terry Meiners, Crusade co-host/WHAS Radio personality.

Arnold Garson

Terry Meiners


What the Crusade means to me
There are so many people, organizations and companies that support the WHAS Crusade for Children, we asked them to tell us what Crusade means to them in a campaign called, “What Crusade means to me.”

Ramsey Volunteer Fire Department

The Huber Family


Hardwood Classic Highlights
On New Year’s day 2010, some former Universtiy of Kentucky Wildcats and University of Louisville Cardinals suited up with some WHAS11 local celebrities to raise money for the WHAS Crusade for Children. Check out the three-pointers and monster jams!


WHAS Crusade for Children: Building the Future
The Crusade Endowment fully funds the Crusade’s future. The Endowment allows the Crusade to continute granting 100% of donations collected on Crusade weekend. The Endowment guarantees that children with special needs will be helped for decades to come. It’s so simple, a kid can explain it. Watch!

 


Miracle Dancers 2009
The Miracle Dancers are a special dance troop from the Diane Moore Dance Academy. Their inspiring routines are seen each year on the WHAS Crusade for Children telethon. Watch this fantastic performance filled with emotion from 2009.

 


Miracle Dancers 2008
Watch the Miracle Dancers, a special dance troop from the Diane Moore Dance Academy. Here’s an inspiring routine from 2008.

 


The Miracle Dancers from 2007
The Miracle Dancers are a special dance troop from the Diane Moore Dance Academy. Their inspiring routines are seen each year on the WHAS Crusade for Children telethon. This emotion-filled performance is from 2007.

 


The Miracle Dancers from 2006
The Miracle Dancers are a special dance troop from the Diane Moore Dance Academy. Their inspiring routines are seen each year on the WHAS Crusade for Children telethon. This emotionally charged performance is from 2006.

 


1965 Crusade – The Rhythm Kings
The Rhythm Kings do a little dancin’ and singin’ on the 1965 WHAS Crusade for Children.


1963 Crusade – Red Allen
New Orleans trumpeter Red Allen lets it fly on the 1963 WHAS Crusade for Children.


1963 Jay Willoughby and Phyliss Knight
Singer Jay Willoughby gives a stirring rendition of the classic, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” during a reason-to-give number on the 1963 WHAS Crusade for Children. This rare clip shows the Crusade under the direction of broadcast pioneer Phyllis Knight.


1963 Singer June Valley
Recording artist June Valley sings some American standards on the 1963 WHAS Crusade for Children.


“Little Miss Dynamite” sings a timeless classic on the 1994 Crusade
Brenda Lee sings this timeless classic during the 1994 WHAS Crusade for Children telethon seen live on WHAS-TV and heard on WHAS Radio. Brenda headlined that year’s effort to raise money for children with special needs.


Tonight Show icon Doc Severinsen performs golden Crusade moment
Doc was the featured headliner of the 1965 WHAS Crusade for Children telethon in Louisville, Kentucky raising money for children with special needs. Here, he and his band give a stirring performance of “Saints.”


Olympic Medalist Shawn Johnson supports the Crusade
Olympic gold medalist and this season’s “Dancing with the Stars” champ Shawn Johnson was in New Albany at SIGS Sportsplex on Thursday, June 11. While there Shawn was treated to a performance by “The Miracle Dancers” from the Diane Moore Dance Academy. The “Miracles” repeated their heart-warming dance to the song Defying Gravity from the Broadway musical Wicked. During her busy action-packed day, she took time out to record this promotional announcement supporting the WHAS Crusade for Children. THANK YOU Shawn!


“Mayor of Mantown” challenge helps Crusade
WQXE radio in Elizabethtown morning host Greg Milby and afternoon drive time DJ Paul Leidy squared off in a firefighter challenge. Central Hardin and Valley Fire Departments hosted the “Mayor of Mantown” event to benefit the WHAS Crusade for Children. It’s all in fun and preparation for the upcoming 56th annual WHAS Crusade for Children on June 6 – 7, 2009 to benefit children with special needs.


Robin Roberts of ABC News pitches in for the Crusade
ABC News Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts invites you to make a contribution and join the 56th Annual WHAS Crusade for Children on June 6-7, 2009. Your support makes life better for children with special needs.


Louisville band Amherst supports the WHAS Crusade for Children
Louisville local band Amherst performs “Mirrored Room of Window Light” to show support for the WHAS Crusade for Children. They’ll perform on the 56th Annual Crusade Internet/radio/telethon on June 6 & 7, 2009 to show their support for children with special needs supported by the Crusade.


The Louisville Youth Choir performs the Crusade theme
The Louisville Youth Choir under the direction of Terri Foster records a soothing rendition of the Crusade for Children theme “One Dream, One Heart.” You’ll also meet some children whose lives are being made better by donations to the WHAS Crusade for Children.


1963 WHAS Crusade for Children opening ceremonies
Patsy Bloor Dancers kick off the 10th Annual WHAS Crusade for Children. Singer Jay Willoughby performs the traditional introduction song. The venerable Milton Metz introduces a calvacade of stars including Homer & Jethro.


1978 Crusade for Children special moment
Seven-year-old Troy Gilbert takes over the show from showbiz legend Diahann Carroll and has “Mr. Crusade” Jim Walton playing the role of sound man.


1978 WHAS Crusade for Children open
Singers Judy Marshall and Joann Hale open the 25th Annual WHAS Crusade for Children with a rousing number that includes the Patsy Bloor Dancers doing a special multi-generational dance to celebrate the Crusade’s Silver Anniversary. Stars include Diahann Carroll, Vic Tayback and Donald O’Connor.


Doc Severinsen shows off his vocal style to comedic effect from 1965
Flamboyant Tonight Show band leader Doc Severinsen shows his “down home” side with some fine warbling on the 1965 WHAS Crusade for Children telethon in Louisville, Kentucky.


Doc Severinsen with orchestra 1965
Famed trumpeter Doc Severinsen serves up a heapin’ helpin’ of musical talent as he performs with a big band during the 1965 WHAS Crusade for Children telethon in Louisville, Kentucky.


Phyllis Knight remembers
Former WHAS Crusade for Children executive director Phyllis Knight remembers entertainers from the 50’s and 60’s as she reflects on her years of service to children with special needs. Phyllis was interviewed by Louisville Courier-Journal columnist Bob Hill on January 21, 2003.


Encore, girls choir sings WHAS Crusade for Children Theme
Small town Kentucky young ladies ages 6 – 12 from Col. William Casey Elementary School in Columbia sing “One Dream, One Heart,” the WHAS Crusade for Children theme song.


Todd Hildreth and the Crusade Quintet
Learned jazz musicians bring a down home feel to an event which raises money for children with special needs. Watch this clip from the 2007 WHAS Crusade for Children telethon in Louisville, Kentucky.


Judy Marshall & Jo Ann Hale on the 1965 Crusade 
Hear standards from the 1965 WHAS Crusade for Children telethon in Louisville, Kentucky featuring the song stylings of Judy Marshall and Jo Ann Hale.


Donate your car to the WHAS Crusade for Children
Donate your car and help children with special needs. You get a tax deduction, clear off a space on your driveway and feel better too! 


Dueling harmonica Srgo Brothers in 1984 classic clip
The Srgo Brothers, a comical harmonica playing team, strut their chops with a number they call “Dueling Harmonicas” in this 1984 WHAS Crusade for Children telethon clip from Louisville, Kentucky.


I Sing America sings the WHAS Crusade for Children theme
The “I Sing America” choir, a group of Jefferson County Public School students in Louisville, Kentucky, sings the WHAS Crusade for Children theme, “One Dream, One Heart.”


Randy Atcher with “High, Wide & Handsome”
Vince Gill’s fiddle player Jeff Guernsey scorches “Orange Blossom Special” as 82-year-old Shorty Chesser goes against doctor’s orders and dances up a storm! Legendary Randy Atcher leads the way, accompanied by son Mark. Gotta see it!