Beginning March 17, the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer's Education Advancement Center will be closed to all patients, staff, and guests in order to prevent the potential spread of the virus. We will monitor the situation and hope to reopen on April 13.
We would like families to continue to feel supported during this time in our community. Below you will find resources to assist you in providing food for your children, supporting their academic needs, and tips for talking to your children about the coronavirus.
If you are in need of information or additional resources to assist your family with emotional, behavioral, or academic support, please email Catie Whiting, LCSW at email@example.com or call her at 423-243-3247.
Please follow the links below for more information regarding the resources available locally to feed your children during this time:
Foundation Honors Longtime Supporters Through Two Annual Awards
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Jan. 23, 2020) – Veteran race car driver Ryan Briscoe was named the recipient of the fourth annual Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer Humanitarian Award on Thursday at Daytona International Speedway. The award, presented by Austin Hatcher Foundation President Amy Jo Osborn, honors individuals for their efforts in helping the foundation provide essential services to young cancer patients and their families.
Briscoe’s efforts throughout 2019, when he was a driver for Chip Ganassi Racing, supported the Austin Hatcher Foundation’s official status as a “Proud Charity” of the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA). Those efforts included participation in the foundation’s acclaimed Diversionary Therapy program, which includes visits to children’s hospitals.
Briscoe was heavily involved with the foundation during the 2019 season-ending race, the Motul Petit Le Mans a...
Vehicle sold for $140,000 and raised an additional $30,000 in personal donations
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Jan. 22, 2020) – The renowned Leake Auction at Salt River Fields in Scottsdale, Arizona came to a notable close this past weekend as a 2020 IASO Jeep Gladiator Rubicon was sold for a remarkable $140,000. Following the auction, an additional $30,000 was raised through personal donations from the Mauzy family and Gary and Muffy Bennett. The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer worked with childhood cancer patients and their families to assemble and modify this vehicle through their Industrial Arts Therapy program.
The patients and families installed parts and upgrades donated by build partners including Magnuson Superchargers, Hellwig Suspension Products, BF Goodrich Tires, JKS Manufacturing, IKON GPS, Hypertech, Southern Auto Body Supply, Top Notch Customs, Atlanta Custom Wraps, and Hi-Lift. Tool and service donors include Wizards Products, Anest Iwata, Milwaukee, Chicago...
Foundation Begins Another Year As ‘Proud Charity’ of International Motor Sports Association
Four Fundraising Auctions Set for Weekend at Daytona International Speedway
Week in Daytona Beach Begins With Visit to Speediatrics Children’s Unit at Halifax Health
Foundation to Present Annual Humanitarian Award on Thursday
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Jan. 20, 2020) – This weekend’s Rolex 24 At DAYTONA opens the season not only for Daytona International Speedway and the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) but also for the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer.
The Austin Hatcher Foundation is continuing its longtime role as an official “Proud Charity” of IMSA and there is no better setting to showcase that relationship than the Rolex 24, North America’s premier sports car event.
“Instant momentum; that’s what this week means to us,” said Austin Hatcher Foundation President Amy Jo Osborn. “We are so fortunate to be part of such a huge event of international signifi...