Press Release | Jul 29, 2019

Austin Hatcher Foundation to Host ‘Back to School Family Picnic’ on Saturday

By Austin Hatcher Foundation
By The Austin Hatcher Foundation
Austin Hatcher Foundation to Host ‘Back to School Family Picnic’ on Saturday
  •  Annual Picnic Set for East Ridge Community Center                                                
  • Event Sponsored by Cigna

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (July 29, 2019) – The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer will host its “Back to School Family Picnic” on Saturday at the East Ridge Community Center, for all children and their family members currently involved in the foundation’s programs and services.

The event – to be held from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. – is also open to families in the region who are affected by childhood cancer and looking to become involved with the foundation’s array of innovative programs, which are provided at no cost and headquartered at the Education Advancement Center in downtown Chattanooga. The annual picnic is typically held in the fall but has been switched to August this year, with Cigna returning as the event sponsor. The East Ridge Community Center is located at 1517 Tombras Ave. in East Ridge.

“We will have food, drinks, games, activities and door prizes thanks in large part to our sponsorship assistance from Cigna,” said Austin Hatcher Foundation President Amy Jo Osborn. “The children and families who benefit from our programs are all part of the larger ‘Foundation Family.’ At the picnic, we will celebrate that family, the challenges that we have met together – and the battles won. But more than anything, we will be having fun.”

For more information on the Back to School Family Picnic, please contact Lauren Kelly, the foundation’s family services coordinator, at 423.243.3471 or