September 27, 2018

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Sept. 27, 2018) – In the spring, Lindsey Daniels was eagerly looking toward Sept. 29, the day of the Rock/Creek “Stump Jump,”  the Southeast’s premier 50K trail race held atop Signal Mountain and Walden Ridge. Just as her training was commencing, though, she received some news that stopped her in her tracks, albeit temporarily.

Her 9-year-old son Gabe had been diagnosed with a brain tumor.

“My world was turned upside down,” she said. “Training for the Stump Jump took a backseat.”

Another stoppage involved long-awaited summer camp plans for Gabe, who is known lovingly as “The Gabester.” Again, this proved temporary, thanks to the availability of a camp at the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer’s Education Advancement Center in downtown Chattanooga.

“Gabe’s spirits were immediately lifted,” Daniels said. “He got to spend a week with new friends, doing ‘normal kid’ stuff. He was excited to go back to camp each day. Since his diagnosis,...

September 20, 2018

Mark Greene hosts a popular automotive podcast, Cars Yeah. Listen to his interview with Co-Founder of Austin Hatcher Foundation, Jim Osborn


Jim Osborn, MD, is an orthopedic spine surgeon, Assistant Professor at UT College of Medicine and the Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder at the Austin Hatcher Foundation. The mission of the Austin Hatcher Foundation is to erase the effects of pediatric cancer and to optimize each child’s quality of life through essential, specialized intervention beginning at the time of diagnosis and continuing throughout survivorship. So what does this have to do with cars, hot rods, and racing?  Their new Education Advancement Center includes programs available for individuals along with families in which to participate including the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Building Challenge and Driving Performance Improvement Programs in simulators. They are also the Proud Charities recipients of the International Motor Sports Association, (IMS...

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 17, 2018

Former AHF Clinic Director Returns After Five-Year Stint at Erlanger Health Systems

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Sept. 14, 2018) – Former staff member Patricia Kassebaum has returned to the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer as its director of clinical services and research, the foundation has announced.

Kassebaum previously served as the foundation’s clinic director from 2009-2013. She has worked at Erlanger Health Systems Physicians Services the last five years, as a practice manager, responsible for daily operations of two medical practices. In her new position, she is responsible for coordination, execution and tracking of the foundation’s clinical and research-related services and the development of new programs and research.

“We couldn’t be happier about this ‘second time around’ scenario involving Trish.” said Austin Hatcher Foundation President Amy Jo Osborn. “She will be a great addition, as we continue to ramp up operations at our Education Advancement Center where...

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