Why your support is more important than ever...

2020 has been a challenging year. Unfortunately, childhood cancer doesn’t stop during a pandemic. Many of the “new normal” actions that everyone should use to reduce the risk from COVID-19 — face masks, social distancing — are the realities for cancer patients and their families every day.

While cancer diagnoses don’t stop, neither does the fight! September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Although this year looks different, it’s still the time of the year when Norton Children’s Cancer Institute, affiliated with UofL School of Medicine, shines a light on our star patients, families, employees and providers.

Norton Children’s Cancer Institute is the premier pediatric cancer care institute in Kentucky. More than 200 children receive care from one of our locations each year, and we see patients from almost every county in Kentucky, as well as Southern Indiana.

How does your donation help?

Dollars raised through Go Gold for Norton Children's Cancer Institute will support children who are receiving treatment for pediatric cancer or blood disorders at Norton Children’s Hospital and the outpatient clinic at the Novak Center for Children's Health. 

Norton Children’s Cancer Institute is the premier pediatric cancer care program in Kentucky. They serve patients in almost every county in the state. The Institute combines the resources of the Addison Jo Blair Cancer Care Center at Norton Children’s Hospital, the outpatient clinic at the Novak Center for Children's Health, the Norton Children’s Infusion Center and the UofL School of Medicine.  

Dollars raised will help fund facilities, equipment, staff, patient and family financial assistance, research and Child Life/pastoral care and direct programming through the Norton Children's Hospital Foundation. It takes the generosity of everyone in the community to enable Norton Children’s to be here to help children and their families when they need it the most.

Learn about one of our Shining Stars, Eli!

Eli Thompson dreams of becoming a basketball coach. While the sophomore at Central Hardin High School in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, may have his sights set on championship wins on the court, he has achieved an even bigger win in his young life. Eli is a leukemia survivor, beating B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common type of cancer in children. The condition starts in the bone marrow, and symptoms appear when the leukemia cells begin to crowd healthy blood cells in the bone marrow. More...

Take our Shining Star Challenge in support of our pediatric cancer patients!

To celebrate Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September, and to adhere to social distancing guidelines, we invite you to “Go Gold with our Shining Stars” by participating in our Shining Star Challenge!

Shining Star Challenge offers two ways to participate:

  1. Light up our treatment areas!  — For a minimum $5 donation, you can sponsor a gold star that will be displayed with your name on it for our patients and staff to see and know that they are not fighting alone. 
  2. Show us your shining stars! — Decorate yourselves or sidewalks with a gold or star theme and post a picture to social media using #GoGoldforNortonChildrens. Use our Go Gold coloring sheet if you need inspiration!

The stars will be displayed at the following locations of Norton Children’s Cancer Institute:

  • The Addison Jo Blair Cancer Care Center at Norton Children’s Hospital
  • Norton Children’s Cancer Institute – Outpatient Clinic
  • Norton Children’s Infusion Center

We will post photos on Norton Children’s Instagram and Facebook pages and in the gallery on this site!

If you would like to help get others involved, you can create a fundraising page or team by clicking the button below!

For even more ways to support the patients at Norton Children's Cancer Institute, click here!