● Patients in the Industrial Arts Therapy Program will modify bikes for therapy
● Motorcycles also to be sold at auction and raise funds for foundation
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (November 23, 2020) – Southern Honda Powersports donated two vintage motorcycles, a 1965 BSA A50 MC and 1971 Triumph NE0 MC, to the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer. The foundation’s patients will modify and upgrade these motorcycles as part of industrial arts therapy, provided at no cost to children and families facing pediatric cancer.
“After hearing the story behind the Austin Hatcher Foundation, Industrial Arts Therapy really resonated with us as a tool for recovery in more ways than one,” said Owner of Southern Honda Powersports, Tim Kelly. “We are thrilled to provide the Foundation with these motorcycles to be used for an activity for these families to focus on that also provides healing.”
This donation will immediately support the foundation’s Industri...
· Area businesses supporting foundation
· Virtual giving opportunities introduced for 2020
· Program running through New Year’s Eve
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Nov. 18, 2020) – 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.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Nov. 11, 2020) – The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer returns to the famed Sebring International Raceway this weekend to host at-track auctions during Saturday’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, the International Motorsports Association’s season-ending event.
Just as Saturday’s 12-hour race is the last event for IMSA in 2020, it is also the foundation’s final motorsports-related fundraiser. As a Proud Charity of IMSA, the foundation attends each race on the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship schedule and hosts at-track fundraising efforts in partnership with race teams and manufacturers. An important result of those auctions is the increased awareness about the Chattanooga-based foundation and its mission to erase the effects of pediatric cancer on young cancer patients and their families.
“We are so honored and grateful that IMSA and its partners have embraced the Austin Hatcher Foundation over the last 10 years,” said Austin Hatcher Foundation P...
Virtual and At-Track Fundraising Auctions to Benefit Foundation
More Than 100 Pediatric Cancer Patients and Family Members Attending
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (October 16, 2020) – This weekend, the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer will have its annual premium showcase experience as an official “Proud Charity” for the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA), during IMSA’s season-ending event, the world-renowned Motul Petit Le Mans at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia.
Saturday’s Motul Petit Le Mans, one of the top sports car races in North America, is a 10-hour endurance race during the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season. The foundation will benefit from three fundraising auctions during the weekend.
On Friday morning at the Austin Hatcher Foundation tent, a special silent auction will begin, with a 6 p.m. conclusion on Saturday. All bids are placed using a touch-free bidding system, and individuals who are unable to attend the rac...
Evening includes a live program, virtual facility tour, and auction
Event honors Simone Otterman, who passed away in 2015 from the
effects of leukemia treatment
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (October 5, 2020) – The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer’s signature event, the 13th annual Celebration of Life and Hope, will be held virtually on Saturday at 8 p.m. via livestream at celebrationlh.com.
The one-hour live broadcast will include a live auction, patient and family testimonials, and a tour of the new 33,000-square foot Education Advancement Center. There will also be a silent auction taking place online leading up to the event. Bids can be made at www.bidpal.net/clh20.
The Celebration of Life and Hope occurs annually as a way to showcase the work of the Austin Hatcher Foundation for its patients and their families every day. Now in its 13th year, the Celebration of Life and Hope may look different, but it promises to be one of the most inspiring events yet with the introd...