North Colonie senior collecting hats for kids with cancer

Jill Konopka & WNYT Staff
Created: October 16, 2020 05:14 PM

The annual Hatsgiving is now underway.

Soon-to-be 17-year-old Jeremy Wernick started the project when he was still in elementary school.


He had shaved his head to raise money for childhood cancer research.

NewsChannel 13 has been following his efforts all along as his dad used to be our executive producer.

This year's collection efforts may look a little different due to coronavirus, but the need still exists says the North Colonie senior.

They need your help now through the Tuesday before Thanksgiving.

You can drop off hats at Sunmark Federal Credit Union or Recovery Sports Grill. You can even start collections of your own if it follows coronavirus safety guidelines.

The hats need to be new. They can be store-bought or handmade.

The 501c-3 non-profit collected more than 6,400 hats last year, shipping them to 60 hospitals in 43 states and the nation's capital for kids near and far undergoing chemotherapy.

Learn about what else you can do to help by watching the video of Jill Konopka's story.


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