Austin Hatcher Foundation Schedules Activities Around IMSA Event at Road America
Wednesday Diversionary Therapy Visit Set for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Three Fundraising Auctions to be Held At-Track
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (July 31, 2018) – For the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer, an annual highlight of its long-running affiliation with motorsports is the week that’s upon us – the International Motor Sports Association’s Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at the legendary Road America circuit in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.
The foundation serves as an official “Proud Charity” of IMSA and that status is always on full display at Road America, the 4.048-mile road racing facility that opened in 1955 and has become an icon in sports car competition, combining speed, scenery and ambiance. The Continental Tire Road Race Showcase is the ninth event of the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship – North America’s premier sports car series.
“Anyone who does anything to help a child in their life is a hero to me.” ― Fred Rogers
When it comes to turning wrenches on a Jeep, too many people would write it off as dirty, knuckle-busting work. While this conclusion is more than substantiated, it fully dismisses the larger truth that hard work, and in this case mechanical work, can be nothing short of good medicine.
In the foothills of southern Tennessee, there is an organization that really “gets it”. The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer has made it their mission to not only erase the effects of childhood cancer but to optimize the quality of life for these kids as they experience the impact of diagnosis and as they brave the trials of their ongoing treatment. The Foundation has found a way to give these kids and their families a valuable tool with which to fight those daily battles- best of all, it’s a tool that already lies within them. They only need to learn...