Austin Hatcher Pediatric Cancer Foundation

Austin Hatcher Pediatric Cancer Foundation

The Austin Hatcher Foundation (TENNESSEE) for Pediatric Cancer’s mission is to erase the effects of pediatric cancer and optimize each child’s quality of life through essential specialized intervention beginning at the time of diagnoses and continuing throughout survivorship. The Foundation provides services to children with cancer as well as their families through its three major divisions; Diversionary Therapy, Psycho-Oncology, and Healthy Lifestyle Education. The Foundation provides all services at no cost to the families. Services are funded solely by the generous donations of its supporters.

Diversionary Therapy provides families faced with pediatric cancer a variety of specialized motorsports related activities that promote the involvement of leisure, recreation and play by reducing barriers. These opportunities promote self-esteem, personal fulfillment, psychological, social, intellectual, spiritual and cultural well-being.  Our Diversionary Therapy program provides children and families dealing with the challenges of pediatric cancer the opportunity to discover ways to continue living life to the fullest.

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How the Money Will Be Used

In 2015, the TSF Grant Accelerator Award of $7,500 will be used as an extension of last year’s program providing Inpatient Racing-based Diversionary Therapy Program for children hospitalized for treatment.

In 2014, the TSF Grant Accelerator Award of $10,000 was used toward the National Inpatient Diversionary Therapy Program.