Local Kids Need a Boost: Jon Lowder and the PTAA help fight summer hunger


There isn’t much Jon Lowder wouldn’t do to raise awareness about summer hunger and children. At least that is to say he hasn’t turned down a challenge… yet.


He has shaved his head: letting the membership of the Piedmont Triad Apartment Association take a swipe with clippers until he was bald. He has done an exhausting stair climb; he has run 18 miles around Salem Lake; he has jumped in a pool wearing a tutu. He has made a dance video.


“That one was the hardest,” he admits. “I never claimed to have rhythm.”

It may all seem a bit silly, but that is the point. “We need to capture people’s attention to bring awareness to this important cause, and if I have to suffer some humiliation along the way, it’s a small