July 31, 2020

  • Virtual and At-Track Fundraising Auctions to Benefit Foundation

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (July 31, 2020) – After a brief pause due to COVID-19, the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer proudly returns this week to the famed Road America racing circuit in scenic Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, as an official “Proud Charity” of the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA).

The foundation will benefit from three fundraising auctions during the weekend, which is highlighted by Sunday’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship event. Those auctions:

  • On Friday morning at the Austin Hatcher Foundation tent, a special silent auction will begin, with a 5 p.m. conclusion on Sunday. All bids are placed using a touch-free bidding system, and individuals who are unable to attend the race can still bid and win items. 

  • On Saturday at noon, artist Roger Warrick will begin a “live” painting of a Corvette at the Austin Hatcher Foundation tent. At noon on Sunday, the painting will be auctio...

July 27, 2020

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (July 27, 2020) – The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer has added Chastity Chartier as the foundation’s new Licensed Clinical Psychologist.

Chartier received her B.A. in Psychology at Roanoke College, followed by her M.S. and PhD in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University. Chartier has practiced psychology for over 10 years. Prior to joining the foundation, she was a Licensed Clinical Psychologist at Saratoga Center for the Family in Saratoga Springs, New York.

In 2017, Chartier founded her own private practice, Chastity Chartier PsyD, in Glens Falls, New York. There, she specialized in the evaluation of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), learning disabilities, and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Chartier will work closely with the families the foundation serves and conduct psychological evaluations and assessments to provide therapy services and treatments as needed to the patient and family members. She will be based at the foundation’s Ed...

June 22, 2020

  • Event to be held virtually with live program and auction

  • Co-chairs for 2020 are Mike and Traci Otterman

  • Event to honor Otterman’s daughter Simone, who they lost to pediatric cancer in 2015

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (June 22, 2020) – The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer has scheduled its 13th annual “Celebration of Life and Hope” for Saturday, Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. EST. Due to COVID-19, this event will be held virtually via livestream, allowing both local and national guests to support the foundation from the comfort of their own homes.

Textile Rubber and Chemical returns as the presenting sponsor of this year’s event. The one-hour live program will include a live auction, family and patient testimonials, and a tour of the new 33,000-square-foot Education Advancement Center. Additionally, a silent auction will take place online before the event.

This milestone of opening the doors to the new 33,000-square-foot Education Advancement Center will allow for the expansion of...

June 19, 2020

  • Blue Sky Couriers Donated One Penny Per Mile Driven to Foundation

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (June 19, 2020) – Blue Sky Couriers, a logistics company serving the Greater Chattanooga region, donated a penny for every mile driven during the first quarter of 2020 to the Austin Hatcher Foundation. This is part of the company’s ‘Couriers for Kids’ program, which donates each quarter to a different nonprofit focused on children’s health.

After driving more than 68,000 miles in the first quarter, Blue Sky Couriers was able to donate a total of $713.77 on June 8, 2020 to support the foundation’s mission to erase the effects of childhood cancer.

“The Austin Hatcher Foundation is so thankful for our friends at Blue Sky Couriers. Through the donations and support from the ‘Couriers for Kids’ Program, we are able to continue offering our free therapies and services that we offer to families faced with childhood cancer,” said Austin Hatcher Foundation President Amy Jo Osborn. “We look forward to workin...

June 11, 2020

  • Mental health counseling and occupational therapy services will now be offered in Spanish via real-time translator

  • Services can be obtained via telehealth and are free to any family facing pediatric cancer

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (June 10, 2020) – The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer will be offering Spanish translation services to serve a wider range of multilingual patients and families.

The Foundation has recruited the help of Lyana Osborn to serve as the Spanish translator and aid in the foundation’s mission to erase the effects of childhood cancer.

Osborn is currently a part-time teacher at the Scenic Hills Christian Academy in San Antonio, TX., where she teaches Spanish and Arts to children in Pre-K through 12th grade. She served in the United States Army Reserves for 4 years, and she has helped coordinate mission trips to Latin American countries, where she served as a Spanish translator, for 8 years.

“It’s so important to offer Spanish translation to families w...

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Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer 

1705 S. Holtzclaw Ave. Chattanooga, TN  37404


phone: 423.243.3471    fax: 423-498-3581