I Got my Biggest Donation Ever this Weekend!

Kayla and Hollis IN Shape CheckI am so thankful for the amazing efforts of IN Shape Health Clubs, who raise money for cancer causes during the month of October. On Saturday, they presented me a check for $30,000 for St. Jude! I invited Kayla, my friend who is a St. Jude patient, to accept the check with me. It was the 6th anniversary of her brain cancer diagnosis, so that made it extra meaningful.

This check is the biggest single donation I’ve ever received, and it helps get me closer to my next goal of $200,000 for St. Jude! I would love to reach that by the end of 2017, so please DONATE here if you can. Every bit helps, and it’s a great gift for the holiday season of giving.

Thank you so much to IN Shape Health Clubs for their generosity and kindness! Let’s continue to save the lives of kids like Kayla! DONATE HERE!

Thank you for your support!

~Hollis

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Check out my Partnership with Pottery Barn Teen and how they are Helping St. Jude!

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Pottery Barn Teen is part of the Williams Sonoma, Inc. family of brands. Over the years, Williams Sonoma has given more than $34 million to St. Jude! Amazing, right? Each year, their brands find ways to give back during the holidays, and this year, I’m honored to be part of the effort at PB Teen. For every purchase of this awesome heart pillow (and also a blanket just like it plus a fun beanbag), PB Teen will donate a percentage of the cost to St. Jude!

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I hope you’ll take a minute to watch the video above, which is also on the PB Teen / St. Jude page. You can find out more about how you can support St. Jude through your PB Teen purchases HERE.

As always, if you’d like to support my mission to help kids with cancer everywhere, you can go HERE to make a donation.

Thank you for your support,

Hollis

$150,000 for St. Jude!!!!!

Today was a BIG day! Thanks to so many generous donors over the years since I started this journey, we reached $150,000 for the lifesaving work at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital! I am so excited, I can’t even believe it! Next up: $200,000!

Please spread the word so we can reach more donors, and please feel free to DONATE any time in celebration of this great day! 🙂

Thank you!

~HOLLIS

October is Starting with a Bang!

September was Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, but I’m starting off October with some BIG stuff, and I’m excited to share! Today I had the opportunity to participate in the World Wide Women Girls’ Festival, which featured a bunch of inspiring presenters and exhibits all about girl empowerment. I was one of the main-stage speakers, and I had a great time talking to the audience about St. Jude, Juggling for Jude, and how all of us have the power to give back in some way. We had some technical difficulties, so I had to hold a laptop while I spoke, so I could see my notes, but I learned that there’s always a way to manage, and being able to go on even when things aren’t perfect is an important skill to have. I just love public speaking and am so grateful for the opportunity!

Here are some photos from today. First thing I did was an interview with one of my favorite reporters through the years, Kate Rooney from Comcast.

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Then I actually performed a dance with my dance company, totally separate from Juggling for Jude! That’s me with the high kick on the left!

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Next up was my speech. I had five minutes between my dance and my speech! It was a little stressful! You can view it on YouTube here. Just remember, some of the slides didn’t match up with what was on my screen, but I think my message came across loudly and clearly. Yay! 🙂

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After my speech, a few girls asked me to take pictures with them. I was so honored!

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Then, I raced back home to get ready for a state cup soccer game! I was tired, but I always love stepping on the field with my teammates.

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It was an exhausting day, but I feel really excited about spreading the word about Juggling for Jude, so it’s always worth it! Next up, I’m doing a juggling clinic as part of an incredible effort by In-Shape Health Clubs to raise $50,00-$100,000 for St. Jude during October! You read that right!!!!! I CANNOT believe it, but we are hoping it happens! Check out this article here for more info on the amazing work In-Shape is doing! I am so thankful!!!!IMG_0185.jpg

I’ll report back after this event, and meanwhile, if you want to donate, please just go HERE now! Every bit helps kids with cancer!

Thank you!

~Hollis

 

 

I’m a TEEN now, PLUS it’s Still Childhood Cancer Awareness Month!

Hi Everyone!

I did it! I turned 13 on the 13th of September!

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In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and my 13th birthday, I’m asking for donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in multiples of $13. For every one I get, I’ll send a video of me doing that many soccer juggles to the donor! I was going to post them all on social media, but I think that might get boring for everyone! 🙂

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You can DONATE here. It just takes a minute, and you can help save the life of a child with cancer AND honor my birthday wish with even just a small donation.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT, and PLEASE SHARE THIS VIDEO WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY!

~Hollis

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, AND I’m Turning 13 on the 13th! How about a Donation?

Hi Everyone!

Big Announcement! In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and my 13th birthday on September 13th, I’m asking for donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in multiples of $13. For every one I get, I’ll send a video of me doing that many soccer juggles to the donors! I was going to post them all on social media, but I think that might get boring for everyone! 🙂

You can DONATE here. It just takes a minute, and you can help save the life of a child with cancer AND honor my birthday wish with even just a small donation.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT, and PLEASE SHARE THIS VIDEO WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY!

~Hollis

 

Now You can Buy a Shirt or a Hat (or both!) and Help Kids with Cancer!

Hi Everyone!

I’m super excited to announce that you can now purchase a Juggling for Jude tank top or men’s or women’s t-shirt, or baseball cap, and 100% of the proceeds will go to St. Jude!

Just click on this link, and start shopping! Don’t delay–these will only be available through late September!

Thanks so much for your support, and please help me spread the word to your friends!

~HOLLIS

 

Being in the Newspaper Never Gets Old!

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Thanks so much to Ian Ross of the Marin IJ for writing another article about me and my mission to help kids with cancer! It’s always cool to see Juggling for Jude in the local paper, and of course, spreading the word about the lifesaving work at St. Jude is a huge part of why I juggle! Just click on the photo or HERE to read the article.

Don’t forget, you can help me reach my goal of $200,000 for kids with cancer by clicking HERE TO DONATE. It takes a minute, and every dollar makes a difference!

Thank you!

~HOLLIS

What an Amazing Speaking Experience with the Wonderful People of Williams Sonoma, Inc.

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Williams Sonoma is one of St. Jude’s most committed partners. They have a long history of giving to St. Jude, and through their holiday drive called Thanks and Giving, as well as other corporate donations, they have given 38 million dollars so far! This week was Williams Sonoma, Inc.’s Leadership Conference, and this morning was dedicated to their partnership with St. Jude. I was lucky enough to be one of the speakers representing St. Jude.  That’s me in the middle of the picture above, looking so tiny among those 1,100 people! They were the most amazing audience ever–I couldn’t believe how enthusiastic they were! They even laughed at all of my jokes!

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IMG_7519.JPGThat’s me with one of the other speakers from St. Jude. Chandler is a brain cancer patient who is going to start his senior year of high school on Monday. He’s super smart and so funny and nice, and he has a great attitude about all he’s been through. It was so great to spend some time with Chandler and his family. It’s because of kids like him that I keep juggling and spreading the word about St. Jude! Oh, and his speech was AMAZING!!!!!

As I said today in my speech: You always have to be willing to ask. So, I’m asking–maybe YOU would like to donate to St. Jude? Every bit helps. Just go HERE.

Thank you, as always, for your support!

~Hollis

There are so many Heroes Out There!

One of the things I have learned doing Juggling for Jude for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for so long is how many people there are who want to help kids with cancer!  I love when I get to share stories of other people doing great things!

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That’s me and BUSTER POSEY!!!! I got to interview him in the Giants dugout for Sports Illustrated Kids Magazine! I asked him all about his family foundation to further pediatric cancer research and about his thoughts on giving back in general. I’ll share the story once it’s published. Thank you, Buster, for being so generous with your time and for making it your mission to help kids with cancer!

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Here’s another hero, who is not so famous but has a big heart, too! I know Sebastian from dance, and he decided to make a poster of Juggling for Jude and go door-to-door collecting donations for my cause! He got $120 for St. Jude! I am so thankful and hope he knows what a great thing that was!

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Thanks for reading and for your support, and please share with any friends who might want to support Juggling for Jude! As always you can DONATE here.

Thanks!

~HOLLIS