Project Hope

Hope, Funded. Supporting Project Hope and Beyond

Thanks to generous donors, the Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation raised nearly $1.3 million for two of the most critical projects in Nelson and surrounding counties: expanding the Cancer Care Center at Flaget Memorial Hospital to increase the number of infusion rooms and add a Resource Center, and adding 3D mammography.

3D mammography was made available at Flaget in August 2018, and the expansion of the cancer center was completed in January 2021.

Our work is not over. The community’s continued support is critical as we work to bring more resources and services to meet the needs of our growing number of patients, and to provide the greatest state of the art technology.

You can bring hope. Every dollar counts. Donate here today.

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, contact Andrea Shepherd.

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. If you would like to share your story, please contact Andrea Shepherd.


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."

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
4305 New Shepherdsville Road
Bardstown, KY 40004

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