Kids in the Kitchen


On Saturday May 4th, the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer will be in attendance for the 5th annual Kids in the Kitchen event from 11-3 in the Walker Pavilion in Coolidge Park.
Kids in the Kitchen is a fun and educational event that teaches children about healthy eating habits, exercise, and other important lifestyle choices.

The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer will be educating the public their Healthy Lifestyle Education Division, Fueling Potential: Racing to Win. Furling Potential: Racing to Win is designed to equip families with the knowledge necessary to make healthy lifestyle choices and reduce their lifetime risk of cancer.

Children will be invited to make sun safety bracelets, an interactive way for children and their parents to practice sun safety.

“The Healthy Lifestyle Division addresses four key risk factors that contribute to 65% of all adult cancer diagnosis,” says Stacy Durham, Family Service Coordinator for the Austin Hatcher Foundation. “The four risk factors addressed are: nutrition, tobacco prevention, exercise and sun safety (skin cancer prevention). The “Fueling Potential: Racing to Win” program which teaches children in grades K-5 to imagine their bodies as a race car and provides four interactive teaching stations.” “ We hope the families see the importance of sun protection and hope the children will continue to wear their bracelets throughout the summer.”

There will be samples, giveaways and prizes! Admission is free. All are welcome.

For more information contact Stacy Durham at or call 423.243.3475

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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 intervention 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, visit
Hatch’s House of Hope is a landmark pediatric cancer care center providing children and their families with the tools needed to cope and thrive at the onset of pediatric cancer, as well as the skills essential to live meaningful and productive lives as cancer survivors. The comprehensive services offered at no cost to families by Hatch’s include: individual and group counseling, marital and family counseling, speech and occupational therapy, music and art therapy, cognitive skills remediation, academic coaching, financial counseling, and diversionary therapy events for family enrichment. Services are provided from diagnosis through treatment, during remission, and into adulthood. For more information, visit