April 29, 2020

·       May 5, 2020 set as a new global day of giving and unity as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19

·      GoFundMe Charity also to match donations to the foundation up to $1,000

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (April 29, 2020) – The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer will participate in GivingTuesday Now on May 5, a worldwide effort to raise funds and awareness for organizations needing vital support during COVID-19. The Austin Hatcher Foundation is raising funds online through GoFundMe Charity, an organization that will match donations to the Austin Hatcher Foundation up to $1,000.

Like all organizations, the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer has been greatly affected by COVID-19. While the foundation was able to adapt and offer services to patients via telehealth, numerous fundraising events were canceled due to the outbreak, creating a significant loss in revenue for the foun...

April 3, 2019

Sock It for Kids With Cancer is a fun and unique way for kids in the Chattanooga area to give back to other kids they may or may not know who are affected by pediatric cancer. The goal of this fundraiser is to give children exposure to philanthropic activities, while also helping them gain confidence, improve communication skills, learn about personal responsibility, and practice math and financial skills.

This program is exciting for students and easy to implement, because the foundation provides all marketing materials, handouts, and collection buckets. Previous participating schools and churches include Brainerd Baptist School, Thrasher Elementary, Signal Mountain United Methodist, Whitwell High School, and Chattanooga Christian School, where students raised a collective $3,263 to support the foundation’s mission and services.

During the months of February and March, the middle schoolers at Silverdale Baptist Academy raised $1,587 for the Austin Hatcher Foundation through the Sock It...

November 14, 2018

  • Area Businesses Supporting Foundation

  • Initiative Running Through New Year’s Eve

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Nov. 14, 2018) – Businesses in the Chattanooga area once again are collectively providing happy holidays for the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer, with the annual “Hatch’s Giving Tree” initiative to assist the organization.

Each year, participating businesses display Christmas trees with ornaments that have notes regarding various items needed by the foundation. Customers choose an ornament, purchase the item noted – and return it to the business. The Austin Hatcher Foundation then picks up the items at the businesses after the holidays. The supplies support the foundation’s office functions along with the many innovative services and programs provided at no cost to young cancer patients and their family members.

“The other lasting benefit of “Hatch’s Giving Tree” is the increased awareness of the foundation itself,” said Austin Hatcher Foundation Family Services C...

September 20, 2018


- Game Prefaced by Five Fundraising ‘Spirit Nights’ at Area Restaurants

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.  (Sept. 17, 2018) – The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer and the Lee University women’s soccer program will wrap up their ninth annual “Kickin’ It For Kids With Cancer” fundraising initiative on Friday night, as the Lee women’s soccer team hosts Auburn University-Montgomery at the Lee Soccer Field in Cleveland, Tennessee.

The game begins at 7 p.m. and comes on the heels of an ambitious – and successful – series of five special fundraising “Spirit Nights” hosted by area restaurants with a portion of establishment proceeds being donated to the Austin Hatcher Foundation. Visitors to the participating restaurants have been urged to wear a “Kickin’ It For Kids With Cancer” t-shirt (available at hatcherfoundation.org). This week, Spirit Nights are scheduled for Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. at Lupi’s Pizza Pies in Cleveland and Hixson, Tennessee and on Thursda...

September 6, 2018

CHATTANOOGA, TENN. (Sept 5, 2018) – WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, the historic road racing circuit in Monterey, California, will be the site of a fundraising auction on Sunday to benefit the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer, amid an exciting IMSA (International Motor Sports Association) race weekend.

The Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix Featuring America’s Tire 250 is the penultimate event on the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship schedule. Throughout this season, the Austin Hatcher Foundation has been involved in various events, befitting its status as an official “Proud Charity” of IMSA. The WeatherTech Championship season concludes next month in Braselton, Georgia, at the Road Atlanta circuit.

The auction – set for 12:15 p.m. (local/PT) at the Porsche Corral enthusiast area – will involve a longtime friend of the foundation, acclaimed artist Bill Patterson, the official artist for WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.  Patterson’s expertis...

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Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer 

1705 S. Holtzclaw Ave. Chattanooga, TN  37404


phone: 423.243.3471    fax: 423-498-3581