Each year, Norton Children's Hospital provides care for more than 180,000 children in our community. Chances are, you know at least one of those children. 

Splash 'n' Dash Walk/Run gives you the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children who need it most. 

While there are many walk/run's throughout the year, there is only one benefiting Norton Children's Hospital. And we think you'll have a great time splashing your way through our bubbles and puddles galore!


The Children’s Hospital Foundation raises millions of dollars for Norton Children’s Hospital, Norton Children’s Medical Center – Brownsboro and pediatric services at Norton Women’s and Norton Children’s Hospital in St. Matthews to support programs, equipment and facilities, research, advocacy and education at Kentucky’s only full-service, free-standing pediatric hospital and its sister facilities.

Norton Children’s Hospital, along with its predecessor hospitals, have cared for children for more than a century without regard to their families’ ability to pay. The 300-bed hospital is Louisville’s only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center and serves as the primary pediatric teaching facility for the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Specialists offer comprehensive pediatric care, including a full range of services for congenital and acquired heart disease, cancer care, neurosciences, spine and orthopedic care, and neonatal care.

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WHAT: The fifth annual Splash ‘n’ Dash Walk/Run. Runners and walkers can choose to splash their way through a 5k course or a kid-friendly 1k course filled with fun and refreshing ways to cool off in splash zones.

WHEN: Saturday, August 3, 5k begins at 9 a.m., 1k begins at 10 a.m.

WHERE: Louisville Waterfront Park, Big Four Lawn

WHY: Splash ‘n’ Dash benefits the lifesaving care available to the more than 180,000 children cared for at Norton Children’s Hospital and Norton Children’s facilities, regardless of their families’ ability to pay.

HOW: Register to run/walk, join a team or create a team. 5k registration is $30 for adults and $15 for children ages 5 to 17. 1k registration is $20 for adults and $15 for children ages 5 to 17. Kids ages 4 and under are free but will not receive a t-shirt or bib. All registered participants will receive an official Splash ‘n’ Dash t-shirt and a personal fundraising page.

The woman leading Children's Hospital Foundation and Norton Healtchare Foundation: 


Lynnie Meyer, Ed.D., R.N., CFRE, serves as Senior VP and Chief Development Officer at Norton Healthcare, a position she has held since 2004. In that role, Meyer leads the operations of the Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Norton Healthcare Foundation. The foundations support the needs of Norton Children’s Hospital and the adult-service hospitals of Norton Healthcare. Under her leadership the foundations have generated more than $280.0 million and documented an additional $54 million in irrevocable estate gifts in support of Norton Healthcare’s mission.

“Norton Children’s Hospital serves all 120 counties in Kentucky and 35 in Indiana. It’s an important and vital resource for the health of the community. In order for us to grow to serve everyone we depend upon support and that comes from all levels; from volunteering at an event to making a monetary donation, we appreciate the efforts that are made on our behalf every day as we do the same for so many children.”

As part of their commitment to improving the health of our community, they provide funding for many services that benefit the public. This includes charity care and patient family financial assistance. Year over year, their total community benefit contribution is valued at more than $100 million.

Norton’s dedicated employees also contribute to community benefit. Each year they donate tens of thousands of hours of community service, a benefit valued at more than $1 million. The hospitals makes it possible to provide access to a variety of networks or providers that are caregivers to the people in this region. They have 250 locations throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana, including five hospitals and 14 Norton Immediate Care Centers.

Posted on 2019-07-08 by Photos provided by Norton Children's Hospital