Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer and Goodguys Rod & Custom Association Bring ‘Autocross for Kids’ to North Carolina Nationals

RALEIGH, North Carolina (April 16, 2015) – Goodguys Rod & Custom Association and the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer are teaming up, in the fight to erase the effects of pediatric cancer, through the “Autocross for Kids” program.

The Autocross for Kids program kicks off this weekend at the 1st Goodguys North Carolina Nationals automotive show in Raleigh, at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds. Program participants will have the opportunity to ride with top drivers in a professional Autocross car.

Autocross for Kids rides will be held Friday and Sunday every hour on the hour. All proceeds will go towards the Foundation’s Psycho-Oncology and Diversionary Therapy services for families dealing with the effects of pediatric cancer.

The Autocross rides follow up on today’s Diversionary Therapy visit at UNC Children’s Hospital in Raleigh, by Goodguys and the Austin Hatcher Foundation. The visit was aimed at providing young patients and their families a respite from the day-to-day challenges of a battle against cancer, with a day of motorsports-themed fun.

“Goodguys events are family events,” said Marc Meadors, president of Goodguys Rod & Custom Association.  “The hot rod/car community is a huge family and bringing the Austin Hatcher Foundation into the fold is a win-win for everyone. We hope to do great things for them this year through the AutoCross for Kids promotion in raising awareness and funds in the fight against pediatric cancer.”

For more information please visitwww.hatcherfoundation.org and follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/austinhatcherfoundation and on Twitter @austinhatcherfo.

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The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer’s mission is to erase the effects of pediatric cancer and optimize each child’s quality of life through essential specialized interventions beginning at the time of diagnosis and continuing throughout survivorship. The Foundation provides services to children with cancer, as well as their families, through its cancer care center, Hatch’s House of Hope. The Foundation provides all services at no cost to the families. Services are funded solely by the generous donations of supporters. For more information, visitwww.hatcherfoundation.org.