Austin Hatcher Foundation For Pediatric Cancer To Host 4th Annual Celebration Of Life And Hope

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer will host its fourth annual Celebration of Life and Hope on Oct. 13. The event celebrates the opening of Hatch’s House of Hope; the regions only facility focused entirely on reducing the affects of pediatric cancer on families.

This year’s Celebration of Life and Hope will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Track 29 and will include heavy hors d’ouerves, open bar with specialty drinks, live entertainment by The Total Package Band, and a live and silent auction. Among the list of this year’s live auction items will be a seven-night stay in a private beach house in Perdido Key, Fla., and a 2-Day Skip Barber High Performance Driving Experience. Other auction items include framed handwritten lyrics by Amy Grant and Vince Gill, an ALMS Petit Le Mans VIP Hospitality Experience for four, and a “Dining Around Town” package.

“We are excited about this event every year,” said Amy Jo Osborn, president and co-founder of the Austin Hatcher Foundation. “It is such an amazing night to see the Chattanooga community come together for a fun night and changing the lives of families faced with pediatric cancer.  Our focus at the Foundation is restoring and maximizing the emotional, academic and social development of the child, family members and family unit after a diagnosis of pediatric cancer is made. Sponsors, volunteers, and attendees of the event allows the Foundation to provide these services to families at NO cost to the families. The funds raised at the annual event go directly to fund services in the Chattanooga region.”

Tickets to the Celebration of Life and Hope are $100 per person and can be purchased at www.hatcherfoundation.org/celebrate.

To learn more about the Austin Hatcher Foundation visit hatcherfoundation.org. Follow on Facebook at facebook.com/austinhatcherfoundation and on Twitter at @austinhatcherfo.  


Morning Pointe Launches Alzheimer's Center Of Excellence In Clinton

Local dignitaries, public officials, and community members, as well as residents and their families, celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the conversion of Morning Pointe of Clinton to an Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence. The campus will offer memory and related dementia care services, while Morning Pointe of Powell will continue to offer both assisted living and memory ... (click for more)

Firefighters To Hit The Streets For MDA This Thursday

Mayor Andy Berke, Chattanooga Fire Department, Chattanooga Fire Fighters Association, Local 820, and Muscular Dystrophy Association representatives and families will be present at a kick-off event for the MDA Fill the Boot Fundraiser on Thursday at 9:45 a.m. at Fire Station 1, 218 E. Main St. More than 370 firefighters will fan out across the city to seek donations for the ... (click for more)

City Council Winner Anthony Byrd Told He Cannot Continue Working At The County And Be On City Post; Resigns At Criminal Court Clerk's Office

Anthony Byrd, who upset City Council Chairman Moses Freeman in the District 8 council race, has been told that under the city charter he cannot remain on his county job and hold the city post. Mr. Byrd has worked in the Criminal Court Clerk's office for the past 22 years. Criminal Court Clerk Vince Dean said Mr. Byrd got the news of the ruling on Tuesday. He said, "No one ... (click for more)

Judges Say Judge Bales Has Not Signed Letter To Governor On Medical Disability; They Can't Find Him

General Sessions Court Judge Gary Starnes said fellow Judge David Bales apparently has not yet signed a letter to the governor saying he plans to take medical disability. Judge Starnes said, "We can't reach him. He does not answer any of our calls or texts." He added, "We are concerned about his well-being." Judge Bales last Friday, after a sit-down meeting with the other ... (click for more)

Repeal Obamacare, Congressman Fleischmann - And Response

Chuck: I'm writing to express my strong opposition to the plan that is being rolled out by Paul Ryan to replace Obamacare. And as I'm writing this, I'm remembering all the times you and all of your Republican colleagues over the last six years campaigned on REPEALING  Obamacare and used that call to action as the basis for your reelection. And I'm also remembering the ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: You, The Bald-Headed Lady

You were wearing a pretty sweat shirt and blue jeans when I saw you outside the Infusion Center at Erlanger Hospital on Wednesday. You were the one who was nearly bald and I was the guy you greeted with a huge smile as we said hello in passing. You reminded me exactly of my brother Franklin. Years ago when chemotherapy began to rob him of his hair, Franklin was pretty devastated ... (click for more)