The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer will host its 15th annual Celebration of Life and Hope Oct. 22. The gala-style event will include family testimonies, live and silent auctions, live music from the Emerald Empire Band, a photo booth, an open bar, specialty cocktails, food and additional entertainment.
People and organizations from throughout the South have donated vacations and other items for the auctions. The online auction will open Sept. 1 and the live and silent auctions will take place the night of the event.
The foundation’s co-founders Jim and Amy Jo Osborn are chairing this year’s Celebration of Life and Hope. The Osborn family founded the Austin Hatcher Foundation in 2006 after the loss of their son, Austin Hatcher Osborn, to a rare and aggressive form of pediatric cancer.
Each Celebration of Life and Hope honors one family that’s facing pediatric cancer. This year’s honorary family is the Henry family. Emily and Ben Henry have four boys; their second youngest, Fisher, 8, was diagnosed with leukemia in 2020. The family will share its story the night of the event.
The Celebration of Life and Hope will be held at the foundation’s Education Advancement Center, located at 1705 S. Holtzclaw Avenue. VIP and general admission tickets are available for purchase at www.CelebrationLH.com.
Doors will open for VIP hour at 6:30 p.m.; general admission entry will begin at 7 p.m.
Textile Rubber and Chemical is the presenting sponsor for the 2022 Celebration of Life and Hope. First Bank Investment is sponsoring the VIP hour. Platinum sponsors include U.S. Xpress, Guide On Group, Mountain View Auto Group and Hamico.
Contact AmyJo@HatcherFoundation.org to inquire about sponsoring the event or donating auction items.
Source: Austin Hatcher Foundation