When he was just 10 years old, Jack Skowronnek read a book that would change his life forever.
That book, “Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie” by Jordan Sonnenblick, told the story of 4-year-old Jeffery and his diagnosis and treatment of leukemia. It also revealed the financial hardships and social impact that his condition had on his family and the community.
Skowronnek was so inspired by this book that he created Jack’s Chattanoggins, an annual head shaving event that promotes awareness of children who are battling cancer and helps raise funds for the Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital in Chattanooga.
For those of you who know us personally, you’ll know that we recently moved to Atlanta. Although, we have moved, we still continue our work on Jack’s Chattanoggins for the city we still love so much.
My husband now works for Munich RE and their Philanthropy Committee invited us to their first Philanthropy Fair to share what we do with Jack’s Chattanoggins. They also thought it would be a great idea to have an executive shave their head to promote the cause and volunteerism. Well, we did that yesterday. It was a HOOT!
As I write this, Mike Taht, our gracious volunteer has raised $3,380! AND, that’s not the best part. The best part would be the company MATCH for that amount. Yep, we’re a little giddy.