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Project Hope

Hope, Funded. Supporting Project Hope and Beyond

In overwhelming times, it helps to focus attention on one small action. One item on your to-do list, one deep breath, one act of kindness, one gift of hope.

Cancer is overwhelming. And yet each of us can provide hope and healing to cancer patients who need it, one person at a time, through one gift of hope.

Kathy Combs was diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2019. Thanks to treatment and support from CHI Saint Joseph Health – Cancer Care Center at Flaget Memorial Hospital, and her own positive mindset and her family, Kathy has been cancer-free since December 2020.

“I felt like I was in the best hands at Saint Joseph because everyone, from radiation to oncology, was caring and efficient,” Kathy said. “My nurse, Vicky, was with me every step of the way. I was blessed to have her.”

One medical appointment at a time, one collaborative conversation, one moment of hope and gratitude, one financial gift at a time—each of us can offer hope and healing.

Every dollar you donate supports the cancer care provided at Flaget Memorial Hospital. Thank you for considering a gift to this cause! Donate here today.

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Stopping cancer in its tracks

That’s one of the Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation’s missions, and your philanthropic support makes it possible. With your help, we can catch cancer early and stop it with the strongest, most comprehensive care, right here in our community.

Find out more

We are excited to offer personal tours of the cancer center. For a tour or for more information, call 859.313.1705.

Stories of hope

Cancer is scary, but we never give up hope. Read these stories of people in your community who found hope at Flaget Memorial Hospital.


Mike and Pat Jackey

"The way that they treated us, you don't get that other places."


Jeannette Cantrell

"I was gobsmacked."


Leigh Anne Wimsett

"A 3D mammogram would have most likely detected this cancer at a much earlier stage."


Jim and Jane Roby

"It's hard to put into words what it means to have your life saved. And the Cancer Center team did that."


Gloria Smith

"In what could have been a tragic time, that room became the most peaceful time."


Brandi Greenwell

"When I come here, they feel like family. It's the best group of people I've met."

Project Hope Donors

The Cancer Care Center at Flaget Memorial Hospital was made possible by generous gifts to Project Hope from these donors: 

  • Anonymous
  • Armag Corporation and Haydon Materials LLC
  • Beam Suntory
  • The Children of Larry and Midge Ballard
  • Bill and Mary Florence Barnes
  • Employees of Heaven Hill Brands
  • Flaget Memorial Hospital
  • Flaget Memorial Hospital Auxiliary
  • Flaget Memorial Hospital Medical Staff
  • Jenny Hamilton
  • David and Mary Stuart Haydon
  • Heaven Hill Brands
  • Kentucky Owl
  • Dan and Sue Sutherland
  • Janine Auslander
  • Bardstown Offices of Edward Jones
  • Bardstown Rotary Club
  • Central Kentucky Radiology, LLC
  • Keene and Catherine Clements
  • Independent Stave Company and The Boswell Family
  • Monte E. Martin, M.D.
  • Bill and Karen Newcomb
  • John L. Newcomb
  • Newcomb Oil Company, LLC
  • Kristie Paris, M.D. and W.L. Paris
  • Salt River Electric
  • Shrewsbury, Claywell & Oliver Dentistry
  • Chester and Nora Simms
  • Springfield State Bank
  • Town & Country Bank and Trust Co.
  • Trim Masters Charitable Foundation
  • Boone’s Butcher Shop
  • Gina Hagan
  • Norma Jean Haydon
  • Albert & Leona Haydon Family Foundation
  • The Joseph R. Hill Family
  • Mattingly & Howell Orthodontics, PSC
  • Kenny and Norma Rapier
  • Realm Construction Company, Inc.
  • Sisters of Charity of Nazareth
  • Dr. Robert and Janice Smotherman
  • Bardstown Bourbon Company
  • Bill and Cathy Conway
  • H&H Design-Build
  • Conway Heaton, Inc.
  • Cathy Haydon Greer
  • Tink and Lucia Guthrie
  • Mark and Debi Mathis
  • Dennis and Angela Potter
  • Jim and Jane Roby
  • Amy Smith-Cissell
  • David and Donna Thompson
  • Leigh Anne Wimsett
  • Tom and Rhonda Wimsett
  • Bardstown Bourbon Company
  • Beam Suntory
  • GBA Office Solutions
  • Mattingly & Howell Orthodontics, PSC

Support Project Hope

Here are three ways for you to support Project Hope:

  1. Donate on our secure site, and note that it’s for Project Hope.
  2. Attend our fundraising events for Project Hope.
  3. Mail a check to:

Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation
1451 Harrodsburg Road, D308
Lexington, KY 40504