· Children due to complete build for Leake Auction Jan. 18, 2020
· Magnuson Superchargers to donate supercharger for IASO
· December 20 and 21 build dates are open to the media
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Dec. 17, 2019) – After the devastating theft and destruction of two therapy vehicles in October 2019, it seemed like the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer might not make it to the January 2020 Leake Auto Auction where the two therapy vehicles were to be auctioned to raise much-needed funds.
However, hope was on the horizon again when the Mauzy family from Midland, Texas offered to contribute initial funds needed to begin another therapy build project. The new concept is the 2020 Gladiator Rubicon IASO, named after the Greek goddess of cures, remedies, and modes of healing. These funds, along with donated parts from suppliers such as Magnuson Superchargers, ensure that the foundation will still...
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Nov. 20, 2019) – 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.
“This always comes at the perfect time of year,” said Austin Hatcher Fo...
Police recovered stolen vehicles near Rossville Boulevard on Nov. 5
Vehicles had been stripped of valuables, totaled, and hidden in a wooded area
Generous donor steps in to help fund a new build, the 2020 Gladiator Rubicon IASO
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Nov. 6, 2019) – After two weeks of heartbreak and dealing with the devastating theft of two vehicles that were built by childhood cancer patients, survivors, and their families, the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer finally has closure. The 2018 Jeep Wrangler and 2018 Ford Explorer Sport were located by Chattanooga Police near Rossville Boulevard on Nov. 5. These vehicles, modified extensively as part of the foundation’s STEM-based therapy and recovery program, were stripped of all valuables, totaled, and hidden in a wooded area. It is not clear at this time how long they were hidden.
Chattanooga Police have made one arrest in the case. Police know at least two others were involved in the theft, but authorities hav...
IASO name derived from the Greek goddess of cures, remedies, and modes of healing
Modified by children with cancer and their families as part of STEM-based recovery therapy
Scheduled to be consigned at the inaugural Leake Auto Auction in Scottsdale, Ariz. on Jan. 18, 2020 at 1 p.m.
LAS VEGAS (Nov. 5, 2019) – The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer, a SEMA Cares Charity, introduces their next project vehicle, the 2020 Gladiator Rubicon IASO at the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
The vehicle is named after Iaso, the Greek goddess of cures, remedies, and modes of healing and takes styling cues from Parnelli Jones’s 1971 and 1972 Baja 1000-winning Ford Bronco known as “Big Oly.”
On Oct. 20, 2019, criminals broke into the Austin Hatcher Foundation’s facility in Chattanooga, Tenn. and stole two customized vehicles built by children recovering from cancer and their families. The vehicles were customized as part of the foundation’s unique STEM-based therapy programs desig...
Vehicles were built by pediatric cancer patients and their families as part of therapy
Vehicles were to be sold at auction to raise funds for nonprofit’s programs
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Oct. 22, 2019) – Over the weekend, the theft of two vehicles, a 2018 Ford Explorer and 2018 Jeep Wrangler, took place at the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer’s new Education Advancement Center located at 1601 South Holtzclaw Avenue. Chattanooga police are working to recover the stolen vehicles. Anyone with information regarding the location of these vehicles should call the Chattanooga Police Department at (423) 698-2525.
The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer’s mission is to erase the effects of childhood cancer and improve each child and family member’s quality of life. All services are offered at no cost to patients and families for their entire lifetime. The foundation is an official Proud Charity of the International Motorsports Association (IMSA).