CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Oct. 10, 2018) – Annually, the Motul Petit Le Mans sports car endurance classic serves as a premier setting to showcase the good works of the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer, with a host of at-track activities that benefit the Foundation. It’s a byproduct of the foundation’s status as an “Official Proud Charity” of the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA), which sanctions the race.
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...
The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer, a member of the “SEMA Cares Family of Charities,” hosted a “Build Day” on May 19, with children and their family members preparing Pinewood Derby miniature race cars to compete in the SEMA Cares Pinewood Drag Races prior to the SEMA Installation Banquet & Gala Fundraiser on July 20 in Los Angeles.