It’s that time of year when the shears come out and the hair falls to raise money for pediatric oncology patients throughout the Chattanooga region. The sixth annual Jack’s Chattanoggins will take place on Sunday, June 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Chattanooga Market. This is the fourth year 15-year-old Jack Skowronnek will partner with the Children’s Hospital Foundation at Erlanger. Jack began shaving his head and raising awareness for pediatric cancer at just 10 years old after reading the book, Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie. Since then, he has raised more than $60,000 to help children fight cancer. This year mark’s Jack’s fifth personal event.
The public is encouraged to sign up as a shavee and seek donations from their family and friends. Shavees will shave their head on June 9 in solidarity with the children who lose their hair during treatment. Those who prefer to keep their locks can help support a shavee by pledging financially. For more information on Jack’s Chattanoggins and to register or donate, visit www.jackschattanoggins.org.