Loving this Video about Juggling for Jude made by my Friends at Dominican College’s Allen Sports Club!

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I’m super thankful for the awesome people at Allen Sports Club for making this really special video about Juggling for Jude! Just click on the photo to watch.  Allen Sports Club is a free after-school sports program and came out to one of my juggling clinics back in November to interview me and watch me and some of my friends work on juggling skills. I love when people help us spread the word about the lifesaving work at St. Jude and how juggling your soccer ball with me can help kids with cancer!

Thanks for watching!

~Hollis

Happy Remission, Kayla!

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Tonight I got to celebrate my friend Kayla being officially in remission from brain cancer! This is only possible because of the lifesaving work being done at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. I am so glad I have become friends with Kayla through Juggling for Jude, and I can’t wait to see what’s to come for her. She is one tough cookie!

If you’re inclined to celebrate Kayla along with me, she would love nothing more than donations to St. Jude!  

Thank you for your support!
~Hollis

HOORAY!!!! I’M GOING TO ST. JUDE TO ACCEPT AN AWARD!!!!

Hi Everyone,

I’m so excited to share the news with you that I shared with my donors last week!!!! My friend, Kayla, is in remission!!!!! Plus, I have earned a very special honor from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and I’ll be going to Memphis this summer to accept it!!!!!

Check out the letter I wrote to them in the photo below, and please share this with anyone who might want to donate to help kids with cancer. Since I wrote that email, we have received more than $3,000 more for St. Jude!  I am so, so thankful!

Have a great day, and thank you for your support!

~Hollis

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Thanks to Athleta for this Fun Interview from a Photoshoot in December!

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I always love opportunities to spread the word about Juggling for Jude and to encourage other young girls to chase their dreams and make a difference in the world! Thanks to Athleta and Athleta Girl for showcasing me and my work for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at a recent shoot for their super-cool girls clothing line!  The audio is pretty muffled, so my voice sounds funny and not exactly like me, but that’s OK! You can still get my message! 🙂 Just click on the photo above.

Thanks for your support, and of course, if you’re inspired to DONATE, you can do that right HERE!

Have a great day!

~Hollis

 

First Post of 2017!

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It may be the Juggling for Jude off-season, but I’m still juggling, and I’m still totally committed to raising the next $100,000 for kids with cancer at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital! #roadto200k$ is my new hashtag! 😉

I got to juggle in New York over the holiday break, and I LOVED being in Times Square at night! I love this picture, because it looks so hopeful, and that’s how I feel when I juggle for St. Jude!

People ask me if I’m planning to stop juggling now that I reached $100,000. When you really want to do something, and you’re doing it for a great reason, you keep doing it. So there’s no stopping until no more kids get cancer. Easy answer!

Please donate if you can!  Every bit helps save the life of a child with cancer!

Thanks so much,

~Hollis

The Season of Giving is Here! See what Your Money Buys you at St. Jude!

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This little boy, Claude, is a patient at St. Jude.  He was featured on their social media channels to inspire donations. I posted it on my social media, too, because he’s a soccer fan and a kid who is going through a fight no kid should face. If you’re inspried to give today or any day this holiday season, just go here. It can help save a child’s life!

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This is me last holiday shopping season, juggling at the mall to collect donations. I’ll be doing more holiday juggling this year, acting as Santa for the kids at St. Jude! You can, too! Just go here to donate any amount.

Last thing: Here’s a handy list of what your money buys you at St. Jude:

  • Infant Care Supplies for 10 Babies: $50
    These supplies help parents and nurses care for babies in treatment and include items like diapers, baby bottles, sippy cups, pacifiers, footies and heel warmers.
  • Wagon: $70
    Wagons can make traveling through the halls of St. Jude easier for parents and more fun for a young child.
  • Parties to celebrate birthdays, holidays and “coming off chemo”: $75
    St. Jude provides parties, decorations, cakes and more to keep spirits high during the holidays and to celebrate special occasions like birthdays and a child’s completion of chemotherapy treatment.
  • Creative Toys: $100
    Play is an essential part of every child’s life, and it’s important for the children to have fun as often as possible. At St. Jude, colorful, toy-filled play areas are just as plentiful as exam rooms.
  • Delicious Meals: $210
    St. Jude provides meal cards so that patients and families can enjoy the comfort and convenience of good, nutritious meals in the Kay Kafe, our cafeteria.
  • One Day of Oxygen: $447
    Oxygen is key to keeping the immune system strong. A gift of oxygen can help a young body thrive and help fight cancer at the cellular level.
  • Child-sized Wheelchairs: $700
    These special wheelchairs help children move easily through St. Jude.
  • Airfare for a parent and child: $1,000 Average
    For a patient referred to St. Jude, the hospital covers the cost of airfare for a child and one parent or guardian.

As always, thank you for your support, and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

~Hollis

 

It’s Always Inspiring to Speak to kids and Encourage them to GIVE BACK!

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I had a great time talking to the students in grades 1-5 at the Cove School last week! They were an awesome audience, and I loved being able to talk about how to choose something you love and find a way to give back! I have a great feeling about these kids and know they will make a difference in the world!

If you’re inspired to donate to St. Jude, where they are finding cures for cancer every day, please go here. It only takes a minute!

Thank you!

~Hollis

 

Check out the Exciting Events for Girls Coming up October 15th!

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I haven’t posted in a little while. Soccer season is in full swing, I’m dancing a ton, and I’m keeping up with the juggling and spreading the word about Juggling for Jude and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  I also turned 12 since my last post! This picture was from from my celebration after soccer practice on my birthday. So fun!

I have some exciting events coming up and hope you’ll help spread the word to girls in the Bay Area!

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*I’m thrilled to be a part of the first annual WorldWideWomen Girls’ Festival in San Francisco this coming SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15th! Girls of all ages can participate in activities and learn about career planning, education, entrepreneurship, leadership, health and wellness, safety and more. I’ll be a presenter at this amazing event. My workshop with be about how to harness a passion and give back! I’m so excited to have this opportunity! Check out the list of workshops here. Mine is from 4-4:20, and I hope you’ll stop by to hear what I have to say!

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*That same day, Saturday, October 15th, ivivva Corte Madera will host a Fashion Show featuring me and my soccer teammates juggling our soccer balls down the aisle. There will be refreshments, games, a raffle with great prizes, a goal-setting workshop, and the fashion show, and all raffle proceeds will go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital! Check out the event details here.

As always, if you’re interested in donating to St. Jude to help save the life of a child with cancer, you can just go here. It only takes a minute!

Thanks so much for your help and support,

~Hollis

 

WE DID IT!!!!! $100,000 for the Kids at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital!

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My goal for this summer was to pass the $100,000 mark by the end of August, and it happened today–the LAST day of the month! I am so, so thankful for the amazing support of everyone who has donated over the past three summers and everyone who has shared my story with other people.  I’m not planning on stopping–I’ll keep juggling and raising money for kids with cancer until there’s a cure! And I hope you or someone you know will join me by taking the Juggling for Jude Challenge and donating to my fundraiser. It only takes a minute on my personal donation page!

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month starts TOMORROW!  There’s work to do!

But first, I’m going to eat this soccer ball cake!

Thank you now, more than ever, for your support!

~Hollis