Join us in supporting Austin Hatcher Foundation

EMJ Corporation is proud to support the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer this holiday season with Hatch’s Giving Trees in our EMJ Chattanooga and Signal Energy 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.

We also encourage our clients, friends and colleagues outside of our offices to consider joining us in this worthy cause by purchasing items on Austin Hatcher’s Amazon Wish List.

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).

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!

 

People Serving People: Thank you to our generous team

Our EMJ purpose to be people serving people extends beyond our office doors. In addition to clients, colleagues and partners, our teams are dedicated to serving the communities in which we work, and we do so throughout the year, by participating in charitable events, fundraising initiatives, volunteer construction, and more.

Knowing the holiday season can be an especially challenging time for those in need, our teams make an extra effort to give back during the month of December.

Our Boston and Dallas offices collected boxes of playthings for Toys for Tots, and company-wide our employees are collecting donations for the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer.

And, for the sixth year in a row, the Chattanooga office hosted a Christmas party for visitors to the Chattanooga Community Kitchen.

Fundraising for the Community Kitchen event began in November with Chattanooga employees pitching in more than $1,500 by early December. Those funds were then utilized to buy food, supplies and decorations.

Employees cooked at home the night before and then prepared and served 520 plates to the city’s homeless population on Friday, December 15th.

“You came. You cooked. You served. You cleaned. And, you touched many hearts along the way,” said Tina Brogdon, Senior Administrative Assistant, who led the Community Kitchen effort. “You all did a wonderful job in helping to make this event a success.”

Chattanooga Community Kitchen

Thank you to our generous employees who donated their time, money and talents to help so many this holiday season. We are thankful that you are a part of the EMJ team!

To learn more about the organizations EMJ supported this year and to get involved, visit the links below.

Chattanooga Community Kitchen
Toys for Tots
Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer

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Join us in supporting Austin Hatcher Foundation

 

Join us in supporting Austin Hatcher Foundation

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 dottie.mccallen@emjcorp.com.

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!