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CASA of Lexington to plant pinwheels to raise awareness of child abuse and neglect prevention

April is national child abuse prevention month. This Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lexington gather at the Raising Cane’s located at 2555 Nicholasville Road in Lexington to bring awareness to the issue of child abuse. A proclamation will be presented in support of Child Abuse Prevention Month and CASA of Lexington will be joined by community leaders and representatives...

Local beneficiaries of WHAS Crusade for Children to celebrate ‘For the Love of Children’ week Feb. 4-10

Each year, tens of thousands of dollars from the WHAS Crusade for Children go to Lexington-area agencies, schools and hospitals that help children with special needs. To say thank you, these local recipients are sponsoring “For Love of the Children” week Feb. 4-10. (Click for larger image) Each day during the week, select businesses in Lexington will offer a percentage of sales to the WHAS Crusade...

Bluegrass Runners’ 32nd Thoroughbred Classic 5k one of biggest ever, benefits seven charities

Nearly 2,300 runners and walkers gathered at Keeneland on Thanksgiving morning for the 32nd annual Thoroughbred Classic 5K presented by local running club Bluegrass Runners. Warm weather helped boost race attendance to one of the highest in the event’s history. The thousands of dollars in race proceeds will benefit seven local charities: Broke Spoke, CASA of Lexington, Central Kentucky Radio Eye,...

CASA of Lexington named Kentucky CASA Program of the Year at state conference

At the recent Kentucky Court Appointed Special Advocates Conference, CASA of Lexington received the honor of being named Kentucky CASA Program of the Year.  

CASA of Lexington will receive grant from Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels

Kentucky Colonels from all over the world are partnering with CASA of Lexington to improve the lives of those living in the community.   On Sept. 9, CASA of Lexington will receive a grant from the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels during a ceremony at the Lexington Children’s Theatre. That grant will be used to further promote the mission of CASA of Lexington to provide advocacy to child...