Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer 

232 East 11th Street, Suite 100, Chattanooga, TN  37402     

www.hatcherfoundation.org  

phone: 423.243.3471    fax: 423-498-3581 

What's going on at the Foundation

November 26, 2019

  • Foundation Partnering With Four Area Restaurants

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Nov. 26, 2019) – The reach and spirit of “GivingTuesday,” a global generosity movement, will extend to the Chattanooga region next week as the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer will benefit from donations by area restaurants.

The eighth annual GivingTuesday is set for Dec. 3. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 with a simple founding concept: a day that encourages people to do good things. GivingTuesday, designated as the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, now annually involves hundreds of millions of people, inspiring them to give, collaborate and celebrate generosity.

The Austin Hatcher Foundation has partnered with four local restaurants for GivingTuesday; each restaurant will donate a portion of all sales from that day to the foundation. A total of 13 restaurant locations are participating.

The restaurant lineup:

  • Lupi’s Pizza Pies in downtown Chattanooga, Hixson, Cleveland, Ooltewah and East Brainerd.

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November 20, 2019

  • Area businesses supporting foundation

  • Program running through New Year’s Eve

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Nov. 20, 2019) – Businesses in the Chattanooga area are once again partnering with the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer to collect much-needed supplies through ‘Hatch’s Giving Tree.’

Each holiday season, participating businesses receive special ornaments to display on Christmas trees in their locations. Ornaments have information about items the foundation needs, including healthy snacks, gift cards, educational books and toys, cleaning supplies, and more. Customers select an ornament, purchase the item noted, and return it to the business. The Austin Hatcher Foundation then collects the items from each business after the holidays. All supplies support the foundation’s office functions, along with the many services and programs provided at no cost to young cancer patients and their family members.

“This always comes at the perfect time of year,” said Austin Hatcher Fo...

November 6, 2019

  • Police recovered stolen vehicles near Rossville Boulevard on Nov. 5

  • Vehicles had been stripped of valuables, totaled, and hidden in a wooded area

  • Generous donor steps in to help fund a new build, the 2020 Gladiator Rubicon IASO

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Nov. 6, 2019) – After two weeks of heartbreak and dealing with the devastating theft of two vehicles that were built by childhood cancer patients, survivors, and their families, the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer finally has closure. The 2018 Jeep Wrangler and 2018 Ford Explorer Sport were located by Chattanooga Police near Rossville Boulevard on Nov. 5. These vehicles, modified extensively as part of the foundation’s STEM-based therapy and recovery program, were stripped of all valuables, totaled, and hidden in a wooded area. It is not clear at this time how long they were hidden.

Chattanooga Police have made one arrest in the case. Police know at least two others were involved in the theft, but authorities hav...

November 5, 2019

  • IASO name derived from the Greek goddess of cures, remedies, and modes of healing

  • Modified by children with cancer and their families as part of STEM-based recovery therapy

  • Scheduled to be consigned at the inaugural Leake Auto Auction in Scottsdale, Ariz. on Jan. 18, 2020 at 1 p.m.

LAS VEGAS (Nov. 5, 2019) – The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer, a SEMA Cares Charity, introduces their next project vehicle, the 2020 Gladiator Rubicon IASO at the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

The vehicle is named after Iaso, the Greek goddess of cures, remedies, and modes of healing and takes styling cues from Parnelli Jones’s 1971 and 1972 Baja 1000-winning Ford Bronco known as “Big Oly.”

On Oct. 20, 2019, criminals broke into the Austin Hatcher Foundation’s facility in Chattanooga, Tenn. and stole two customized vehicles built by children recovering from cancer and their families. The vehicles were customized as part of the foundation’s unique STEM-based therapy programs desig...

October 22, 2019

  • Vehicles were built by pediatric cancer patients and their families as part of therapy

  • Vehicles were to be sold at auction to raise funds for nonprofit’s programs

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Oct. 22, 2019) – Over the weekend, the theft of two vehicles, a 2018 Ford Explorer and 2018 Jeep Wrangler, took place at the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer’s new Education Advancement Center located at 1601 South Holtzclaw Avenue. Chattanooga police are working to recover the stolen vehicles. Anyone with information regarding the location of these vehicles should call the Chattanooga Police Department at (423) 698-2525.

The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer’s mission is to erase the effects of childhood cancer and improve each child and family member’s quality of life. All services are offered at no cost to patients and families for their entire lifetime. The foundation is an official Proud Charity of the International Motorsports Association (IMSA).

The 2018 Ford Expl...

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