EMJ Corporation is proud to support the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer this holiday season with Hatch’s Giving Trees in our Boston, Chattanooga and Dallas offices.
EMJ employees and visitors to our offices this December will be able to choose an ornament from our Christmas trees and fulfill the donation request listed on the ornament. Each ornament represents a specific need for Austin Hatcher families, ranging from baby wipes and snacks to gift cards and monetary donations.
Established in 2006 by Amy Jo and Jim Osborn in memory of their son, the Austin Hatcher Foundation’s mission is to erase the effects of childhood cancer and optimize each child and family member’s quality of life through essential specialized interventions.
In the 1960s, the five-year survival rate for the most common childhood cancer, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), was 4%. Today, it is approaching 90%. Though this is promising for families affected by this devastating disease, patients, parents and siblings are often unprepared for the psychological and emotional effects of cancer survival.
40% of childhood cancer survivors report neuropsychological late effects which makes survivors 10.5 times more likely to have severe cognitive dysfunction than their peers.
The Austin Hatcher Foundation provides services to cancer patients and their families to help prevent and minimize these effects through Industrial Arts, Diversionary Therapy, Psycho-Oncology, and Healthy Lifestyle Education.
The Foundation serves families across the country and is the official charity of the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA).
The Hatch’s Giving Trees will be set up in each EMJ office the week after Thanksgiving and be displayed through the end of the year. If you are unable to visit an office to select an ornament but would like to participate, please visit the Austin Hatcher website and donate on behalf of EMJ.
If you have questions about EMJ’s efforts this season, please contact Dottie McCallen at 423.490.3289 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about Austin Hatcher Foundation’s services in the video below and visit www.hatcherfoundation.org.
Thank you for joining EMJ to support this deserving organization!