9th Annual ‘Celebration of Life and Hope’ Acknowledges Past, While Supporting the Future of the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer

  •  Foundation’s Signature Event Showcases Efforts in Chattanooga Region and Nationally
  • Embellishment for Year-Long Commemoration of Foundation’s First Decade of Operation

 

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Sept. 18, 2017) – What has become the signature event for the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer – the highly anticipated, ninth annual “Celebration of Life & Hope” – is set for Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Coker Tire Museum in downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee.

 

The event takes on extra significance this year, with the foundation commemorating its first decade of operation (2006-2016) and the impending opening of its new Education Advancement Center (EAC) at 232 E. 11th Street in Chattanooga. The facility is scheduled to be officially unveiled with an “open house” on Tuesday, Sept. 26. The EAC is designed to facilitate an expansion of foundation services provided to young cancer patients and their families.

 

The Celebration of Life & Hope – a true “gala with a cause” – annually serves to showcase the Austin Hatcher Foundation’s efforts to fight pediatric cancer both in the Chattanooga area and, increasingly, nationwide. This year, the cumulative numbers reflect those efforts; the foundation has provided services to more than 71,000 young cancer patients and their family members, across 28 states, involving 38 children’s hospitals.

 

“Our growth into an organization with burgeoning national awareness is rooted in the Chattanooga community and the friendship and support we have received throughout our first 10 years,” said Austin Hatcher Foundation President Amy Jo Osborn. “Our accomplishments are linked to having the Chattanooga community behind us, every step of the way. The Celebration of Life & Hope affords us the opportunity to thank the community for all it has done, while also urging them to remain supportive as we expand awareness of our cause.”

 

The Celebration of Life & Hope begins with VIP admission from 6-7 p.m. with general admission beginning at 7. “Roaring 20s” or cocktail attire is the theme of the evening. VIP admission is $150; general admission is $100. Eight-person VIP package admission is $1,100; eight-person general admission is $750. Individual VIP upgrades are $50. Both silent and live auctions will raise funds for the Austin Hatcher Foundation. For more information go to www.hatcherfoundation.org/celebrate/.

 

Throughout 2017, the Austin Hatcher Foundation has commemorated its recently-completed first decade of operation. The foundation began in 2006; as part of the commemoration, the foundation is amid its “Five for Ten” major gift campaign. The “Five for Ten” campaignfocuses on “Building a Foundation For The Future” which has supported the acquisition and furnishing of the EAC.

 

The Austin Hatcher Foundation’s Celebration of Life & Hope has received vital support from the following sponsors:

 

 

 

 

  • At the Platinum Level: Textile Rubber & Chemical Company; and the Vascular Institute of Chattanooga.

 

  • At the VIP Level: EPB Fiber Optics; Coker Tire; Hamico, Inc.; Mt. View Auto Group; Oracle Wealth Management; TrueBlue Premier Design, Photography & Print; and SimCraft.

 

  • At the Champagne Sponsor Level: Truck ‘n Trailers USA; Talley Construction; EMJ Special Projects; The Mountain Girls – Keller Williams Greater Downtown Realty; Chattanooga Allergy Clinic; Cigna; Unum; Pinnacle Financial Partners; Home Health Care of East Tennessee, Inc. and Hospice; iLoveKickBoxing.com; Genevieve Bond; Hair Benders International; Noon Management, LLC; Service Electric Co.; and Children’s Hospital at Erlanger.

 

  • At the Supporting Sponsor Level: Scenic City Orthodontics; Shallowford Family Dental Group; Drs. Matthew and Nicki Brock; Dr. Yvette Burns; Dr. Brian Schenck; CityScope Magazine; HealthScope Health & Wellness Magazine; Brewer Media; Smile More Orthodontics; Pediatric Dentistry of Chattanooga; Max Trans Logistics; the International Motor Sports Association; MF Restaurant Group; The Epicurean Restaurant; Elliott Davis Decosimo; First Tennessee; Steve and Cathy Snyder; Southeastern Spine; Hamilton Group; Chili Pepper Ranch LLC; and ACA compliance Group Performance Services.