Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen Continues Foundation Visibility at IMSA Race Weekends
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (June 28, 2018) – The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer’s long-running partnerships with International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) entities continues this weekend at one of the world’s most famous road-racing circuits, Watkins Glen International in upstate New York.
The setting is the likewise-famed Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen, an endurance classic set for Sunday that showcases the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship. The event is the sixth race of the season for the WeatherTech Championship, North America’s premier sports car series.
The Austin Hatcher Foundation serves as an official “Proud Charity” of IMSA, a status that affords the foundation the chance to schedule fundraising auctions of racing-related items and memorabilia in partnership with race teams, manufacturers and car enthusiast organizations linked to the series.
After my recent visit to Austin Hatcher for the annual SEMA pinewood build, I learned so much more about what this amazing foundation does. At first glance it may seem like they are trying to cure pediatric cancer but what they actually do and in my opinion, is equally as valuable, is provide multiple programs to help the families cope and recover during and after treatments. From council for the siblings that may be getting less attention to coaching parents on disciplining their now healthy child after being cured. It is these types of things that you may not think about and insurance just doesn’t cover. Since there are over one hundred types of cancer I believe it is equally as noble and a more realistic cause.
At the location itself there were many themed rooms for the families to utilize. From the garage themed room, we were decorating the pinewoods in to the toy room filled with relaxing bean bag chairs and different kinds of toys for every age level. I p...