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.  



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