Heart Pin Project

What started out as a small, one-time project to help supplement the fundraising efforts of the annual Kids Center Fashion Show in 2005, Dr. Ron Lehocky’s Heart Pin Project has grown dramatically over the ensuing years to generate hundreds of thousands of dollars for Kids Center.

Dr. Lehocky, a community pediatrician since 1974 and a member of Kids Center’s Board of Directors, designs and constructs each heart pin from polymer clay, which can be blended, tinted, and manipulated into various designs. These are then used to decorate the surface of the hearts. After curing the clay in an oven, most pins are sanded and buffed by hand to give them a subtle gloss. Each pin is unique, like every patient served at Kids Center.

100% of the money generated from the sale of each pin goes into a designated fund to provide continuing education for our wonderful and dedicated team of therapists (the Heart of the center).

This fund ensures that Kids Center can continue providing the most up-to-date therapies for our patients.

Dr. Lehocky’s Heart Pins can be purchased at the following locations. Thanks to all these retailers who have so generously embraced the Heart Pin Project and who take no profit from their efforts.

Heitzman’s Traditional Bakery and Deli
9426 Shelbyville Rd
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Baptist East Hospital Gift Shop
4000 Kresge Way, Louisville, KY 40207
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Brownsboro Framing Company
4818 Brownsboro Center, Louisville, KY 40207
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Kaplan Barron Pediatrics
4117 Browns Ln, Louisville, KY 40220
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Kids Center for Pediatric Therapies East Campus
9810 Bluegrass Parkway, Louisville, KY 40299
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Kids Center for Pediatric Therapies Central Campus
982 Eastern Parkway, Louisville, KY 40217
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