It’s Monday morning, the day after the shave and Paul Smith was right, Monday morning came and everything was fine.
There are so many people to thank for a wonderful event yesterday. As a I write this post, we know that we raised over $30,000 and more donations are left to be counted. There were 100 shavees and 40 gallons of hair shaved.
First of all, thanks goes to my son, Jack Skowronnek, whose little heart has always cared so much. I don’t know what most parents would do when their 10 year old announces the need to shave their head, but I’ll never regret my choice to let him do what his heart told him. And of course, to Jordan Sonnenblick whose book inspired Jack in the beginning.
We are thankful for the 100 shavees who joined us yesterday in an effort to support children battling cancer in the Chattanooga area. Every one is fabulous! And then, there are those we know on a personal level, whose support touches our hearts so deeply.
The most moving moment for me yesterday was watching the Chattanooga Roller Girls get their heads shaved. Up until this point, I hadn’t cried yet. I guess I’m getting a bit used to it. However, while watching the girls, particularly Tamara Obscura, who was so obviously moved or terrified at what she had started, that’s when I lost it. I cannot imagine what was going through their heads at the time – they couldn’t even see what was going on. Flood gates were open at that point and the emotions begin to pour out.
One of THE funnest moments was had from the most charismatic group of shavees – the Chattahooligans! Out of nowhere we heard their voices singing as they approached the shaving area. The chanting/singing was so unexpected and drew the crowd in. Here’s a peek of their antics.
Thank you to the following people who helped make yesterday a reality, and of course, to my husband Bill and the most beautiful daughter in the world, Faith.
Ali Dunn – Children’s Hospital Foundation
Paul Smith – The Chattanooga Market
EPB, our presenting sponsor, as well as their very own Dr. Shock, our emcee
Jim Brewer – Brewer Media Group
Michelle Lisotto – Derryberry Public Relations
Dan, Kim & Doug and their team – Texas Roadhouse
The Chattanooga Roller Girls – by the way, their next home bout is June 30th!
Brittany Moncrief – Moncrief Photography
Rich Smith – Rich Smith Photography
The folks at WRCB 3’s 3 Plus You show
The morning crew at WDEF 12
Ken Nicholson – Trends on 3 (WRCB)
This N That
Jennifer Edge – Triple 7 Studio
Mike Taht – Munich RE