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Mtn. View Ford is especially proud to be partnered with the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer in Chattanooga. View the video to learn about the important work this organization provides to local children and families. And learn about the innovative way that Ford is helping young cancer patients deal with both the disease and its aftermath. See details from the 2020 event in the associated press release below.

  

4th Annual Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer Humanitarian Award

Presented to Ryan Briscoe, IMSA Presented With Platinum Club Member Award

Foundation Honors Longtime Supporters Through Two Annual Awards


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Jan. 23, 2020) - Veteran race car driver Ryan Briscoe was named the recipient of the fourth annual Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer Humanitarian Award on Thursday at Daytona International Speedway. The award, presented by Austin Hatcher Foundation President Amy Jo Osborn, honors individuals for their efforts in helping the foundation provide essential services to young cancer patients and their families.

Briscoe's efforts throughout 2019, when he was a driver for Chip Ganassi Racing, supported the Austin Hatcher Foundation's official status as a "Proud Charity" of the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA). Those efforts included participation in the foundation's acclaimed Diversionary Therapy program, which includes visits to children's hospitals.

Briscoe was heavily involved with the foundation during the 2019 season-ending race, the Motul Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia. He took part in a Diversionary Therapy visit to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite Hospital; he also helped raise more than $27,000 through an at-track fan auction of racing memorabilia.

"I've had the pleasure of working with the Austin Hatcher Foundation for the last couple of years, and the work they do to support children fighting cancer, as well as the families of those children, cannot be understated," Briscoe said.

"I have two little girls, and I cannot imagine what it would be like to watch them fight for their lives. That's what makes the Austin Hatcher Foundation so wonderful. They help families focus solely on what matters most: getting their child stronger and healthier. I look forward to working with and helping the Austin Hatcher Foundation raise money and awareness in the future. I am humbled by this honor."

The 2020 IMSA season opens this weekend with the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA. Briscoe, from Sydney, Australia - a successful veteran of both IMSA and IndyCar car competition - will serve as a new driver with the defending champion Cadillac team of Wayne Taylor Racing. 

The list of previous award winners includes other accomplished drivers: Joey Hand in 2017 and brothers Jordan and Ricky Taylor 2018. Corvette Racing was last year's recipient.

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Dec. 19, 2019) - The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer has added another set of wheels to its collection of therapy vehicles. After the recent theft of two therapy vehicles in October, the foundation received an incredible response from the automotive community. One partner to step up and aid in the foundation's recovery is Mahindra Automotive North America (MANA).

The newly donated ROXOR off-road vehicle was unveiled on December 18 at the Austin Hatcher Foundation's Education Advancement Center. MANA's Service Aftersales Director and Sales Administrative Director Justin Prann and Vice President of Marketing Richard Ansel presented the ROXOR to foundation staff members President Amy Jo Osborn and Director of Industrial Arts Jonathan Myren.

"This is such a special opportunity for our patients to work on a unique type of therapy vehicle," said Austin Hatcher Foundation President Amy Jo Osborn. "We've never had an off-road vehicle like the ROXOR, and it's going to provide incredible new learning opportunities for our children. We're extremely grateful to Mahindra for hearing our story and being so energized to make a difference for the families we serve.

"ROXOR/Mahindra Automotive North America is a subsidiary of The Mahindra Group, based in Mumbai, India, that designs and delivers original, high-quality vehicle platforms across continents and market sectors. Mahindra Automotive North America is the first automotive OEM to set up manufacturing in Southeast Michigan in more than 25 years 

The ROXOR is an off-road workhorse built on a steel frame and body with nearly unlimited potential for customization. This makes it an excellent fit for the foundation's industrial arts therapy program, which allows pediatric cancer patients and their family members to outfit stock vehicles with new parts while learning valuable life skills, practicing occupational therapy, and bond with family and friends. Once the patients and families complete the modifications and thematic styling, the ROXOR will be consigned to be auctioned to raise the much-needed funds that allow the foundation to continue offering all therapies and services at no cost to patients



 

About the Austin Hatcher Foundation:

The mission of the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer 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 diagnosis and continuing throughout survivorship. The foundation, founded in 2006 by Amy Jo Osborn and her husband, Dr. James Osborn, is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. Services are provided to children with cancer, and their families, via the foundation's acclaimed Education Advancement Center (EAC) in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The EAC is a state-of-the-art facility and is home to the foundation's four divisions including Psycho-Oncology, Healthy Lifestyle Education, Diversionary Therapy and Industrial Arts Therapy. The foundation provides all services at no cost, with services funded solely by the donations of supporters. Since its inception, the foundation has provided services to more than 72,000 individuals across 23 states, in 42 children's hospitals. The foundation is part of the SEMA Cares Family of Charities, is an official Proud Charity of the International Motor Sports Association and the official charity of SimCraft. For more information on the Austin Hatcher Foundation, please visitwww.hatcherfoundation.org or contact the foundation via e-mail at info@hatcherfoundation.org. Follow the Austin Hatcher Foundation on Facebook at facebook.com/austinhatcherfoundation and on Twitter and Instagram at @austinhatcherfo.


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