Austin Hatcher Foundation Is Finalist In Pepsi Refresh Contest


The Austin Hatcher Foundation, located in Chattanooga, is a finalist in the Pepsi Refresh Everything contest.

Dr. Erica Skidmore joins us to talk about what the foundation does and how it became a finalist in this national grant competition.

From their Web site:

The Austin Hatcher Foundation for pediatric cancer was announced as a finalist in the Pepsi® Refresh Project for the month of August.  The Foundation’s application “Hatch’s house of hope: Empowering children with cancer and their families” was selected as a finalist from a pool of thousands of applications.  Competing against other finalists in the $250,000 category, supporters can go online or text to vote for the foundation each day during the month of August.  The finalist with the most votes at the end of the month will win the $250,000.  VOTE by texting 101703 to Pepsi (73774) and go to

“We are excited to have been chosen to compete for the month of August, and hope that we can get as many people voting for us each day as possible,” said Amy Jo Osborn, President of the Austin Hatcher Foundation.  “Voting only takes seconds out of everyone’s day and $250,000 will go a long way to help Hatch’s provide these necessary services for pediatric cancer families.”

Anyone can vote for the Austin Hatcher Foundation’s grant proposal once each day during August.  Voting is an easy way to show support.  To learn more about the Foundation and its participation in the Pepsi® Refresh project, visit http://www.hatcherfoundation .org or  For daily reminders to vote, become a fan of the Austin Hatcher Foundation on Facebook and Twitter ( and (


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