He says he's just an ordinary sixth grader but the evidence is stacked against him:
- After reading Drums, Girls, And Dangerous Pie ("a story about a middle school boy whose younger brother is diagnosed with leukemia. The boy ends up shaving his head to make his younger brother feel better about losing his hair to chemotherapy.") he decided to do something in support of kids with cancer.
- So he shaved his head…
- and in two years, raised over $5,000 for children's cancer treatments.
This year, with ideas and support from his mom (my friend Dawn) and Children's Hospital Foundation, Jack's at full tilt, hoping to wrangle 50 people to join him in shaving their head and upping the fundraising ante to $20,000.
He dares to be the Little Engine Who Thinks He Can.
Bravo. With a little help from his friends, I think he can, too.
There are plenty of ways you can support Jack's generous, bold initiative, whether or not you live in Chattanooga:
- Come HUNGRY to Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A on Monday, June 6, 4:00-9:00 pm. A percentage of sales will benefit the Children's Hospital Foundation. You can dine at Gunbarrel Pointe or Hamilton Place Mall. Be sure to let cashiers know you're there to support Jack's Chattanoggins!
- Make a donation. Your dollars directly help fund cancer treatments for children.
- Register as a shavee.
- Become a sponsor.
- Find Jack's Chattanoggins on Facebook & let 'em know you're coming.
- Follow @Chattanoggins on Twitter.
- Attend THE GREAT SHAVE EVENT at Chattanooga Market on Sunday, June 26, 11:00 am-4:00 pm. It'll be kinda like a sheep sheering but without the sheep.