Cancer Charity Event Raises Over $17,000

Written by Pulse Staff
June 27, 2011 – 8:04 am 

In only its third year in existence, a local charity has set a new record. Jack’s Chattanoggins is the brainchild of 12-year-old Jack Skowronnek. When he was ten, he read a book that inspired him to shave his head to show kids with cancer that being bald was OK.

He raised $1,200 that year.

Last year he got about a dozen other people involved and raised $3,200.

Sunday at the Chattanooga Market, the event saw more than 60 people shave their heads, raising more than $17,000, nearly half of that coming in direct donations during the event.

That money will stay right here in Chattanooga to be used at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger in the Pediatric Oncology Unit.