Jack shaves for childhood cancer

Posted: Jun 27, 2011 7:28 AM EDTUpdated: Jun 27, 2011 7:33 AM EDTBy Cheri Burt, Producer

CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) – Dozens of people put their heads together to put an end to childhood cancer.

A head-shaving was held at the Chattanooga Market Sunday.  Volunteers, called “shavees”, shed their locks in support of kids who loose their hair during cancer treatment.  Its all a part of the program Jack Shaves for Childhood Cancer.

Caitlin Puckett’s mother was among the shavees.  The 13 year old, who is going through chemotherapy, says it surprised her how many people stepped up.

Jack Shaves was created by sixth grader Jack Skow-Ronnek.  He was inspired by reading a book about a young boy whose brother was diagnosed with cancer.

So far Jack has raised over $5,000 to help fight childhood cancer.