published Friday, June 8th, 2012

Sunday’s market helps support children battling cancer


What: Chattanoggins at Chattanooga Market.

When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

Where: Tennessee Pavilion, 1829 Reggie White Blvd.

Admission: Free.

Phone: 648-2496.



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When a 10-year-old boy shaves his head in support of children battling cancer, others become inspired to do the same.

On Sunday, Chattanooga Market will highlight the youngster, Jack Skowronnek, now 13, who first shaved his head three years ago to raise awareness and funds for Children’s Hospital at Erlanger and its Pediatric Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.

Soon after, he and his mom, Dawn Skowronnek, established Jack’s Chattanoggins, an organization that raises money for the hospital’s life-saving pediatric cancer treatment.

For the second year, Chattanooga Market will host Jack’s Chattanoggins in an effort to raise money for the hospital. Last year, more than $18,000 was raised, with more than 60 volunteers getting their heads shaved.  

Advance registration is not required.

“Anyone can participate, and walk-ups are welcome,” said market spokeswoman Melissa Siragusa. “People who sign up ahead of time are encouraged to raise money.”

Licensed stylists from Fantastic Sam’s have volunteered to shave the heads of volunteers. However, those interested in raising funds through donations as “shavees” can register to participate at

For more information about Jack’s Chattanoggins, contact Dawn Skowronnek at 994-7680 or

about Karen Nazor Hill...

Feature writer Karen Nazor Hill covers fashion, design, home and gardening, pets, entertainment, human interest features and more. She also is an occasional news reporter and the Town Talk columnist. She previously worked for the Catholic newspaper Tennessee Register and was a reporter at the Chattanooga Free Press from 1985 to 1999, when the newspaper merged with the Chattanooga Times. She won a Society of Professional Journalists Golden Press third-place award in feature writing for ...

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