Sale of 100th Anniversary Chevy to Benefit the Austin Hatcher Foundation


April 4, 2011

Contact: Alissa Browning-Couch 


Chattanooga, TN:  In celebration of its 100th anniversary, Chevrolet recently announced that it will auction a new special-edition 2012 Chevrolet to benefit the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer.

The car will be auctioned off at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in West Palm Beach, Florida on April 9, 2011, with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the Foundation.

Before being auctioned, this special-edition vehicle will be featured in the Chevrolet 100th Anniversary display, within the GM booth, from Thursday, April 7 through Saturday, April 9. Chevrolet will be utilizing a new social media technology called TimeSplice, which will enable guests to take a stop action photograph of themselves with the vehicle and immediately share it with friends via text, email, Twitter or Facebook.

The sale of the car, lot number 654.1, will air live on the SPEED Channel.

Lot details can be found online through

“The Austin Hatcher Foundation is honored to be a part of Chevrolet’s 100th anniversary celebration” says Dr. James M. Osborn, Co-founder and Chairman of the Board at the Austin Hatcher Foundation, “and we look forward to using this generous donation to make a difference in the lives of pediatric cancer patients and their families.”

The Austin Hatcher Foundation 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 diagnosis and continuing throughout survivorship.

The Foundation provides services to children with cancer as well as their families through its cancer care center, Hatch’s House of Hope. The Foundation provides all services at no cost to the families. Services are funded solely by the generous donations of its supporters.

For more information, visit

Hatch’s House of Hope is a landmark pediatric cancer care center providing children and their families with the tools needed to cope and thrive at the onset of pediatric cancer, as well as the skills essential to live meaningful and productive lives as cancer survivors. The comprehensive services offered at no cost to families by Hatch’s include: problem-solving skills training, individual counseling, group counseling, marital counseling, family counseling, speech/language therapy, occupational therapy, equine therapy, music therapy, art therapy, academic coaching, cognitive assessment, social skills training, cognitive skills remediation, financial counseling, and diversionary therapy events for family enrichment.

Services are provided from diagnosis through treatment, during remission, and into adulthood. Since opening its doors in September 2009, Hatch’s has provided over 500 hours of services to children with pediatric cancer and their families. Erlanger Medical Mall in Chattanooga, TN, is the site of the first Hatch’s, which serves as the model for other Hatch’s in the planning stages nationwide.

For more information, visit

Barrett-Jackson is the producer of “the World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions” in Scottsdale, Palm Beach, Orange County and Las Vegas. The 2011 Palm Beach Auction will take place April 7 – 9 at the Americraft Expo Center in Palm Beach, Florida. For more information, visit or, for lot details on the centennial Chevrolet, visit

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