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WHAS Crusade for Children donates $171,000 to help three CHI St. Joseph Health locations across state

The WHAS Crusade for Children has given the Saint Joseph London Foundation $100,000 to establish a Level II neonatal intensive care unit at Saint Joseph London hospital. The unit will be one of only two Level II NICUs in southeastern Kentucky. The unit “will be equipped to continue providing the best care to infants affected by premature birth, neonatal abstinence syndrome, fetal anomaly and respiratory...

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...

Norton Children’s Hospital unveils 31,000 square-foot medical/surgical unit as part of $78 million renovation

Norton Children’s Hospital has opened a new $12 million unit that will serve hundreds of sick and injured kids every year. Patients and staff opened the hospital’s 24-bed medical/surgical unit, which will provide care for patients with respiratory, gastrointestinal and neurological diseases, and children recovering from a variety of surgical procedures. The 31,000-square-foot space, which encompasses...

WHAS Crusade for Children grant secures iPads for Fayette County students with disabilities

Thanks to a grant from WHAS Crusade for Children, every MSD teacher in Fayette County Public Schools has received a brand-new iPad for use with students who have moderate to severe disabilities. This initiative will impact almost 400 students across the district. “We want to give you the gift of technology for your students. You’re passionate people, and we wanted to honor that,” said Michelle...

Kentucky Horse Park Foundation receives grants to fund wheelchair accessible golf cart

The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation has received two grants which will enable it to purchase a wheelchair accessible golf cart. Through funding provided by the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels and the WHAS Crusade for Children, the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation will ensure that all visitors, regardless of physical ability, have the opportunity to experience every aspect of the Kentucky Horse...

Rep. Mike Denham: Volunteers and nonprofit organizations should be recognized for service

FRANKFORT – Those who say you can’t get something for nothing apparently have never met a volunteer.   About two-thirds of adults in our country actively help others like a neighbor, while roughly a fourth go a step further and donate time through their churches, civic groups, charities, schools and other helpful organizations.   That group provides about 8 billion hours of work for free...

60th WHAS Crusade for Children gives UofLnearly $1 million for special needs health care

The University of Louisville has received nearly $1 million in grant funding this year from the WHAS Crusade for Children. The awards help fund direct patient care as well as equipment purchases.   The Crusade has provided $947,000 this year to support programs throughout the university and includes $325,000 to support the renovation of a new subspecialty office at Old Brownsboro Crossing. The...

WHAS Crusade for Children meets goalin 60th event for special-needs children

The finale of the WHAS Crusade for Children Sunday, June 2. (Photo from WHAS)   The 60th WHAS Crusade for Children met its goal of $6 million in Louisville this past weekend. The most successful local telethon in America has helped millions of children with special needs in the Greater Louisville and Southern Indiana area since 1954.   At the end of the televised event at Kentucky Center’s...