Wave of Light: Honoring Pregnancy and Infant Loss

Wave of Light is observed around the world each year to remember pregnancy and infant loss. The Norton Healthcare Pastoral Care team, in partnership with the We Remember Committee and March of Dimes, will host a candle-lighting ceremony to remember precious little ones we hold in our hearts.

The Wave of Light event is open to anyone who has been affected by loss of a pregnancy or infant. The ceremony will feature guest speakers sharing their experience with child loss, opportunities for prayer or reflection, and information on additional support.

The event will conclude with the lighting of the candles. As you light your candle, we encourage you to speak the name of the child you’re honoring, so that their memory may live on in our hearts.

This event is made possible with support from March of Dimes.

March of Dimes logo


There is no registration required to attend Wave of Light, however you are welcome to engage with our Wave of Light Facebook event page. Feel free to share the event with others and follow the page for event updates.


Parking is available in the Norton Medical Plaza 1 ­– St. Matthews surface lot or the Norton Medical Plaza 2 – St. Matthews garage. Both parking areas are located to the left (near Wild Eggs) when facing the facility from Dutchmans Lane. Accessible parking will be available in front of Norton Medical Plaza 1 facing the flag pole.

Our purpose

The sorrow of child loss is deep beyond comparison. But you’re not alone. Together we can celebrate the lives and preserve the memory of our precious little ones who are gone too soon.

We Remember Committee

If you are interested in helping to organize future events and programming, please contact us. We’re seeking dedicated volunteers to join the We Remember Committee. To learn more, email WeRemember@nortonhealthcare.org. 


Generous donations from you make our work possible. To help ensure future programming continues, please consider donating. If giving online through the Norton Healthcare Foundation or Norton Children’s Hospital Foundation, consider setting the gift area of designation to “other.” You may then write in “Angels, Butterflies, Frogs Fund” or “We Remember.” Any amount is appreciated, and all donations are tax deductible. Donations also can be mailed. Make checks payable to the Norton Healthcare Foundation c/o Angels, Butterflies, Frogs and mail to:

Norton Healthcare Foundation/Angels, Butterflies & Frogs Fund
P.O. Box 950184
Dept. 86148
Louisville, KY 40295-0184

Grief Support

If you or a loved one needs grief support from a chaplain at Norton Healthcare, please contact:

Adam Ruiz, D.Min., BCC
Mother-Baby Chaplain
Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital
(502) 899-6635

Kate Stein, M.A.
Neonatal Intensive Care Chaplain
Norton Children’s Hospital
(502) 629-2788

The Rev. Rick Forest, D.Min., FT
Coordinator, GriefCare Information Center
(502) 629-5926 or (800) 323-9324

Greg Slentz, M.Div.
Women’s Services Chaplain
Norton Hospital
(502) 629-6150

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