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  • Austin Hatcher Foundation to Auction Custom Coupe to Benefit Pediatric Cancer Families

    Childhood cancer survivors build Factory Five Coupe through AHF Industrial Arts Program The Euro Luxury Style Coupe will be auctioned on “Bring a Trailer” Nov 27 - Dec 4 SATA German Engineering partnered and funded build to help families dealing with pediatric cancer CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (November 17, 2022) – The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer will be auctioning a custom Gen 3 Factory Five Type 65 Coupe November 27 through December 4 on “Bring a Trailer” online at The Coupe’s build was funded by SATA German Engineering and was put together with the help of young cancer patients, survivors and their family members. This project build began with a Factory Five Type 65 Coupe kit, which is a replica of the Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe that won the famed Le Mans circuit in 1964. The Euro-Luxury Style Couple’s styling cues are drawn from the Mercedes 300SL and the Ferrari 275GT. The color and wheel choices of the vehicle pay a beautiful tribute to the luxury performance vehicles of the 1960s. Finished in a Bristol Grey exterior and a full custom Navy-Blue leather interior, the Coupe features FORD Performance 347 cubic inch Street Cruiser Crate Engine - Carbureted, Tremec TKX 5-Speed Transmission, Moser Differential, and custom Detroit Steel Wheels. The custom paint was applied by Ron Fleenor at Fleaz Color Faktory using SATA X5500 RP 1.3, and the custom bodywork was done by Greg Cunningham. But what makes this custom Coupe so special are that hands that helped put it together: the hands of pediatric cancer patients and survivors. The Austin Hatcher Foundation incorporates automotive into the services they provide families facing pediatric cancer through their Industrial Arts Therapy Program, which includes getting the children involved in putting together cars like this. The foundation is one of three official SEMA Cares Charities, as well one of two of the “Proud Charities” of IMSA and Road Atlanta. “I believe SEMA fans and automotive enthusiasts were blown away by the detail and outcome of this vehicle when they saw it on display at the SEMA Show in 2021,” said Austin Hatcher Foundation CEO and co-founder, Amy Jo Osborn. “Not only is it a beautiful car, but it has a beautiful story behind it. We loved watching pediatric cancer families come together to build this Coupe, and we cannot thank our friends at SATA, Ford Performance Parts, Moser and Detroit Steel Wheels enough for helping fund the entire process.” The Coupe build was a part of the Austin Hatcher Foundation’s Industrial Arts Program. The Industrial Arts STEAM program serves a multipurpose function; first to introduce and educate a STEM-based trade, second to treat and improve coordination deficits, behavior, memory, learning and many other deficits as results of childhood cancer and chemotherapy treatment. “The Austin Hatcher Foundation has created a gorgeous car with a great paint job and fantastic looking leather interiors,” said Jörg Göttling, Head of Export at SATA. “It is one of the most unique and stunning shapes in automotive history…It was during the SEMA show some years ago when we at SATA learned about the existence of the Austin Hatcher Foundation and the great cause they are committed to. SATA has a long tradition of supporting projects aimed to help the less fortunate at home and abroad.” The SATA-funded Coupe is the 16th car build that the Austin Hatcher Foundation has completed. The Foundation is constantly looking for new car build projects and partners to continue Industrial Arts therapy. Anyone interested in having AHF customize their next SEMA Show build or personal vehicle, or anyone interested in donating parts, cars or financial assistance to the program can contact foundation Industrial Arts Manager Daniel Fosbinder at “Cars like these beautifully represent the work and therapeutic recovery from our STEAM and Industrial Arts program at the Foundation,” said Dr. Jim Osborn, co-founder of the Austin Hatcher Foundation. “The families faced with pediatric cancer are part of the assembly process, which is helpful for their recovery in many ways. And when they see the completed product, it helps build confidence in their ability, and brings a positive sense of accomplishment.” The Gen 3 Factory Five Type 65 Coupe will go live at the end of this month on All proceeds from the Coupe will fund services at the Austin Hatcher Foundation, one of SEMA’s three official charities. The Austin Hatcher Foundation’s mission to erase the effects of pediatric cancer for entire families by providing essential specialized intervention beginning at the time of a child’s diagnosis and continuing through survivorship of the family. Families of the foundation are provided with services such as Mental and Behavioral Health Therapy, Occupational Therapy, NeuroPsych Testing, Family Programs and more at absolutely no cost to them. To learn more about the Austin Hatcher Foundation, visit www.HatcherFoundation.orgtoday. To take an inside look and hear the story of the SATA build custom Coupe, watch the Foundation’s video story at

  • 15th Annual Celebration of Life and Hope Raises $420,000 for Austin Hatcher Foundation

    · Gala welcomed 400 supporters in the community to AHF’s Education Advancement Center · Presented by Textile Rubber and Chemical Company · Live, silent auction and donations raise hundreds of thousands for crucial services given at no cost to families facing a pediatric cancer diagnosis CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Oct. 26, 2022) – The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer hosted its 15th annual Celebration of Life and Hope on Saturday, October 22, 2022. The night was filled with live music, specialty cocktails, family testimonies and auction bidding that raised $420,000 for the foundation to continue to provide no-cost services to families faced with childhood cancer. With more than 400 individuals in attendance, the Austin Hatcher Foundation’s Education Advancement Center was filled with excitement, community and storytelling as the night focused on the foundation’s mission to erase the effects of pediatric cancer. A highlight of the evening was the 2022 foundation honoree family, the Henrys, sharing their story through a feature video of their experience with the Austin Hatcher Foundation after their son Fisher’s cancer diagnosis. “Austin Hatcher has been a refuge during Fisher’s diagnosis and treatment of Leukemia,” Ben Henry, Fisher’s father. “They have served me and my family in so many different ways. It is a heavenly idea that the Austin Hatcher Foundation approaches the whole family and person in serving those who have a child that is diagnosed with cancer.” After the video played, the live auction began. Included in the eight live items was the presentation and bid on a special acoustic guitar, a priceless piece put together by the Henry boys themselves. The room erupted into a standing ovation when the guitar sold for $10,000, as every dollar would go back to support the foundation providing ancillary services to families like the Henrys who are faced with the life-changing hardships of a pediatric cancer diagnosis. With over 250 live and silent auction items up for bid, Celebration of Life and Hope attendees went home with a variety of items, including overseas trips, golf packages, sporting game tickets, beach resort stays, gift cards and more. All auction items were donated prior to the event by individuals and businesses. There are 12 last auction items still up for grabs now on until November 8. “We cannot thank our donors, sponsors and event attendees enough for all they’ve done to help our foundation and put together the most beautiful night,” said Amy Jo Osborn, CEO and co-founder of the Austin Hatcher Foundation. “We are thankful, honored and grateful for all the support we received on Saturday that rallied our amazing community to help empower the lives of families with pediatric cancer.” The auction items, combined with ticket sales and sponsorship, raised $420,000 for the foundation on Saturday night. These funds all go toward the foundation providing comprehensive coordinated care to pediatric cancer families. The Austin Hatcher Foundation provided $4.4 million worth of care between January and October 2022, and is looking to expand even more in 2023. The presenting sponsor for the 15th annual event was Textile Rubber and Chemical Company. The VIP sponsor was First Bank. Platinum sponsors included Guide On Group, HamiCo Inc., U.S. Xpress and Mtn. View Auto Group. All other sponsors can be found at If you are interested in sponsoring the 2023 Celebration of Life and Hope, or any other upcoming Austin Hatcher events, email The foundation’s next fundraising event will be the first “Hit it for Hatch” doubles mixer tennis tournament on January 7, 2023, put together by the AHF Teen Ambassador program. More information and registration can be found at The Austin Hatcher Foundation’s mission is to erase the effects of pediatric cancer for entire families by providing essential specialized intervention beginning at the time of a child’s diagnosis and continuing through survivorship of the whole family. Families of the foundation are provided with services such as Mental and Behavioral Health Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Neuropsychological Testing, Family Programs and more at absolutely no cost to them. To learn more about the Austin Hatcher Foundation, visit today. “We love Austin Hatcher and know they love us,” said Ben Henry. “I hate cancer and the pain it causes but I am grateful that Austin Hatcher moves toward those experiencing that brokenness.”

  • Lee Soccer to Host Kickin It for Kids with Cancer Game in Partnership with Austin Hatcher Foundation

    · Women’s Game at 5 p.m., Men’s Game at 7 p.m. at Lee University · Friday Game to Honor and Support Kids from Pediatric Cancer Families · T-shirts Empowering Pediatric Cancer Lives on Sale Now CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (October 18, 2022) – The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer and the Lee University soccer program will wrap up their thirteenth annual “Kickin’ It for Kids with Cancer” fundraising initiative on Friday night, as the Lee women’s and men’s soccer teams host the University of West Alabama at the Ray Conn Sports Complex at Lee University in Cleveland. The presenting sponsor is the Pediatric Dentistry and Orthopedics of Chattanooga. The Austin Hatcher Foundation will have t-shirts on sale at the game to raise funds and awareness for the foundation’s mission to erase the effects of pediatric cancer on young patients and their family members. T-shirts are dark gray with heartwarming words that show the purpose of the shirts’ purchase: “This Shirt Empowers the Life of a Child with Cancer.” This statement reflects the Austin Hatcher Foundation’s vision that every child diagnosed with cancer, and their family, reach their full potential. The foundation works to accomplish this by providing comprehensive coordinated care– such as therapy, counseling, neuropsychological testing, family programs and more– at no cost for the entire lifetime of a family dealing with the hardships and effects from a pediatric cancer diagnosis. The shirts are available in Comfort Color ($20), Gildan Softstyle ($15) and Dri-Fit ($15) styles in youth and adult sizes. Lee women’s soccer players have spent the past few weeks selling t-shirts and raising funds as part of their longstanding partnership with the foundation. T-shirts can also be purchased at the game on Friday or online at In addition to the dual benefits of raising funds and awareness for the foundation, the Kickin’ It games also serve as a fun, diversionary activity for children and families who the foundation serves in their battle against cancer. Those children will be invited to walk onto the field with players for a special recognition before the games, throw t-shirts to the crowd after a goal, play a halftime game and eat a dinner together provided by Dos Bros. Anyone in the community is invited to join the Lee Flames and Austin Hatcher Foundation for the games on Friday night. There is no cost to attend the games. For more information about the annual Kickin’ It for Kids With Cancer initiative, please visit

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  • Austin Hatcher Foundation l Pediatric Cancer Center l Chattanooga, TN

    At the Austin Hatcher Foundation, our vision is for all childhood cancer patients, survivors, and the entire family to reach their full human potential through education, balance, and health & well-being. What is the Austin Hatcher Foundation? The experience of childhood cancer goes beyond diagnosis and affects every individual family member differently. All family members need unique solutions to the challenges they face. ​ During and after treatment, the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer is here to provide the solutions and walk through every step of a family’s recovery journey. All services are provided at no cost. CALL TODAY 423.243.3471 Upcoming Family Programs Get Involved Services Offered

  • Our Services | Austin Hatcher Foundation For Pediatric Cancer

    OUR SERVICES Services provide children and families with the tools to cope in the present and thrive in the future after childhood cancer. The foundation’s Education Advancement Center houses evidence-based programs to address each child‘s and family members’ needs, including: COUNSELING Individual, Trauma, Grief, Sibling, and Family Learn More NEURO-COGNITIVE TESTING Measures Cognitive Abilities, Attention, Problem Solving, Memory, Language, IQ, Visual/Spatial Skills, Academic Skills, and Social-Emotional Function Learn More S.T.E.A.M. Educational Opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, and Math Learn More OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY Behavioral, Physical, Sensory, or Cognitive Development Learn More FAMILY PROGRAM Day Camps, Parent Events, Teen Events, Parents Night Out, Cooking Night, and Sibling Events Learn More MUSIC & ART THERAPY Enhance Emotional and Physical Function Learn More INDUSTRIAL ARTS Shop Class - Treat and improve behavioral, memory and learning deficits Learn More DIVERSIONARY THERAPY Involvement of leisure, recreation, and play by reducing barriers. Learn More HEALTHY LIFESTYLE EDUCATION Enhance Emotional and Physical Function Learn More

  • Get Involved | Austin Hatcher Foundation For Pediatric Cancer

    HOW TO GET INVOLVED I WANT TO VOLUNTEER There are several ways to be involved with the Austin Hatcher Foundation and the families we serve. Learn More I AM AN INDIVIDUAL OR FAMILY Interested in volunteering at one of our fundraising events or host an event or you own? Learn More I AM PART OF A CHILDHOOD CANCER FAMILY As a family of affected by Childhood Cancer you know the importance of thriving during and after treatment. Learn More I AM A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT Are you looking to volunteer as a High School Student? Apply for our Teen Ambassador Program today. Learn More I AM WITH A SCHOOL OR UNIVERSITY Grab your friends and impact the lives of children and families. Learn More AMAZON WISHLIST Interested in helping, but do not know how? Here is a way to purchase much needed items for the Foundation and its programs. View Wish List

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