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

February 20, 2019

The third Industrial Arts Therapy automotive build put on by the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer was a success. On Feb. 16, 2019, the children and foundation staff made progress on the vehicle by adding chrome door handles, wiring the lights, test fitting bumpers and luggage racks, turning the cold air return on, and installing a winch. These alterations test the children’s team building skills, cognitive function, and motor skills, all while provoking a passion for learning that helps patients recover physically, mentally and socially after treatment.

The third build day was held at Truck N’ Trailer USA, who has graciously provided space for the foundation’s multiple Industrial Arts Therapy projects. During this build, the children were able to accomplish many modifications thanks to generous donations made by Rugged Ridge, Milwaukee Tools, Gear Wrench, Chicago Pneumatic and Wizards.

Rugged Ridge provided the Nautic Winch, which will allow for extra pulling power up to 12...

January 24, 2019

The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer is finishing out the first month of the year strong with their second Industrial Arts Therapy automotive build project. During the build, the children tested their team building skills, cognitive function, and motor skills while sparking a passion for learning that helps patients recover physically, mentally and socially after treatment. The builds also give the children with cancer, their siblings, and parents a chance to bond and be creative while taking their mind off of this burdensome time. Foundation staff were also in attendance to oversee and advise the entire process and support the families and children. 

This car will be the third vehicle built by the Foundation, with pediatric cancer patients and their families providing the labor for the modifications. The build will be modified into a 2019 Rugged Ridge Baja. Rugged Ridge®/OMIX-ADA®, Inc., a Truck Hero company, has provided the necessary parts to complete the modifications...

January 9, 2019

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Jan. 9, 2019) – The foundation has developed a formula for success that provides patients with diversionary therapy and lasting fun memories.

January 3, 2019

The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer is heading into 2019 with another exciting Industrial Arts Therapy automotive build project. This innovative therapy program is a hands on, wrench turning program that uses tools to inspire passion for learning and creativity, help patients recover physically, mentally and socially after treatment, as well as provide an opportunity to build a brighter future. This car will be the third vehicle built by the Foundation, with pediatric cancer patients and their families providing the labor for the modifications. The build will be modified into a 2019 Rugged Ridge Baja.

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