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

March 18, 2020

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.
 

How to Talk to Your Children About COVID-19

For more information visit:
Child Mind Institute
Harvard Health

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 catie@hatcherfoundation.org 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:

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February 24, 2020

Vehicle to be modified by pediatric cancer patients and families as part of STEM-based therapy. February 29 build date is open to media.

January 23, 2020

 Photo by Brian Cleary

  • 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...

January 22, 2020

  • 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...

January 20, 2020

  • 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...

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