The WHAS Crusade for Children makes life better for children with special needs by inspiring generosity with our community partners. The Crusade is an annual celebration culminating in a telethon that is hosted by WHAS11 television and 84WHAS radio. It is the longest and most successful single station telethon in the country. The Crusade raises money through corporate donations, employee payroll deduction campaigns, efforts of firefighters collecting and putting on fund raisers year round, clubs, churches, scout troops, and many more. It is a total community volunteer effort. The money collected stays in Kentuckiana helping children with special needs. Our vision is that together, we can provide resources to impact all children with special needs.