And they’re off!

Vote tallies as of May 1

It’s Derby week and we have our own “photo finish” underway!

Listed below is the second round of voting for the 2018 Crusade Children’s Calendar. The child that tallies the most votes (contributions to the WHAS Crusade for Children) will be awarded the prestigious calendar cover.

All donations must be received by 4:00pm EDT May 26, 2017. See complete details on this page.

The winners will be revealed during the 64th annual WHAS Crusade for Children on Sunday, June 4 at 8:00am EDT on WHAS11 and 840WHAS.

Vote for your favorite child today!

Vote now by clicking on the image of your favorite child below.
Carefully follow the instructions.

You have two ways to vote: Credit or Cash

Just clicking on the photo WILL NOT cast a vote! When you click on a child’s photo below, you will be taken to the voting page. You can use your credit card securely online OR download the official voting form and send it in with your cash/check donation.


You MUST select the child’s name on the secure donation web page when using a credit card OR write it in on the mail-in form so the baby you want to vote for will get full credit.

Remember dollars equal votes!

Voting is determined by donations to the WHAS Crusade for Children. The babies who collect the most donations will be the winners.

Click your favorite photo below to go to the contest donation page

Read these complete rules

1. The WHAS Crusade for Children will create a 15-month calendar starting October, 2017.
2. The contest is open to children who are not older than 5 years by June 1, 2017.
3. One child photo or CD containing child photo with child’s name on it must be submitted and will not be returned.
4. Parent(s) must check the box on the RELEASE AGREEMENT portion of the ENTRY FORM allowing use of child’s image.
5. Photos & entry forms must be received by 4:00pm EDT April 14, 2017.
6. All child photos will be posted on
7. The Crusade will photograph the top 16 children for calendar publication.
8. Winners will be determined by the largest monetary donation (voting by contribution).
9. All donations must be received by 4:00pm EDT May 26, 2017.
10. The winner will be featured on the calendar cover.
11. The second place winner gets first choice of a specific month.
12. The third place winner gets second choice of a specific month.
13. The fourth through 16th winners will get choice of the remaining months.
14. The winners finishing 17th and beyond will get choice of specific days in the year.
15. The top 16 finalists will receive one free 8″x10″ photo.

About the WHAS Crusade for Children

The WHAS Crusade for Children, Inc. established in 1954 by WHAS-TV, raises money for schools, agencies and hospitals to better the lives of special needs children. In its first 63 years, the Crusade has raised more than $170 million.

Thanks to generous contributions of goods and services, the Crusade is able to return 100% of all donations to organizations that serve special needs children in all 120 Kentucky counties and more than 50 southern Indiana counties. Fire departments raise more than 50 percent of the money each year by staging road blocks and other events.

Millions of children have been helped by the Crusade since 1954.

The WHAS Crusade for Children, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) public charity. Gifts are tax-deductible as permitted by law. The Crusade is the most successful and oldest local telethon in America.

2017 Crusade Wear


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