Supporting Quality Care Across Kentucky and Southern Indiana

Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville is the only full-service, free-standing hospital created “Just for Kids” in the state of Kentucky.

Norton Children’s facilities across Western Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky and Southern Indiana offer quality pediatric care from Prestonsburg to Paducah, Corydon to Campbellsville, Madisonville to Murray and so many more.

We want quality health care as close to home as possible for the 185,000 children we serve each year — regardless of their families’ ability to pay.

There are several generous groups and organizations throughout the region who work hard to support care for children all over Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Some of these efforts include:

Dance Big Red and Dance Little Reds

Students at Western Kentucky University and four area high schools host Dance Big Red and Dance Little Reds annually. These student-led fundraising events benefit Norton Children’s Heart Institute and Norton Children’s Cancer Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine. Students, faculty, families, sponsors and special community guests raise funds and dance all night.

Since it began, Dance Big Red and the Dance Little Reds have raised nearly $300,000 for the care of heart and cancer patients at Norton Children’s Hospital and our facilities around the region. Learn more at DanceBigRed.com.

Butterflies for Maddie

Butterflies for Maddie is a fundraising and awareness group founded by Donna and Tony Morgan in honor of their daughter. Maddie was age 6 when they lost her unexpectedly in 2005 to pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD). This rare form of pulmonary hypertension is caused by progressive blockage of the small veins in the lungs. The disease is progressive and fatal with a median survival of about two years from the time of diagnosis. As part of their fundraising efforts, they sell and display butterfly cutouts in honor of Maddie at a local Arby’s in their hometown of Glasgow, Kentucky, as well as T-shirts at local schools. Learn more at ButterfliesForMaddie.com.

Brave Hearts Bowling Green

Brave Hearts connects families of children with congenital heart defects, provides resources to support their heart journeys and advocates through fundraising for future advancements in heart care at Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine. The Bowling Green chapter supports families in Western Kentucky. Learn more at NortonChildrensBraveHearts.com.

Bowling Green Hot Rods Partnership

Each year, the Bowling Green Hot Rods, a minor league affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team, hosts various fundraising efforts in support of Norton Children’s Heart Institute. The partnership began when then-manager Reinaldo Ruiz’s daughter was born in September 2015 with a congenital heart condition called tetralogy of Fallot. Ruiz’s daughter underwent treatment, including surgery, at Norton Children’s Hospital. Since then, the Hot Rods have rallied around Renata and dozens of other Bowling Green kids with heart conditions. The team has become very active in Brave Hearts, a local, family-led support group, by having patients throw out ceremonial pitches and hosting special events for their families. Learn more at MILB.com/Bowling-Green.

Learn More

For more information on how you can get involved with an event or partnership throughout our larger Kentucky and Southern Indiana regions, contact the Norton Children’s Hospital Foundation team at foundations@nortonhealthcare.org or (502) 629-8060.

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