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!
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!
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,
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!
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!
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!
I do most of my juggling at Redwood High School, and a sophomore there took interest in my story. Check out what Melissa Block had to say about Juggling for Jude in the prestigious Redwood Bark.
Thanks for the story, Melissa! I hope it leads to some donations! To donate, just click here. It takes about one minute.
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!
*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!
*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,
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!
Only about $2,000 left till I reach my goal of $100k by the end of the summer! There are a few donations that haven’t shown up yet, because checks take time to process, but that’s how close I really am! It might take a few extra days to get to $100,000, but then again, it might not! Maybe you can find some spare change and make a donation today. Tell your friends, your family, your teachers, your work partners. Just a little bit from everyone adds up! I won’t eat the candy bar till my goal is reached!
Here are a few reasons why you should donate to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital TODAY!
- St. Jude is on the leading edge of research curing cancers and other catastrophic illnesses in children. They have increased survival rates from 20% to 80%, and they share their research with other hospitals AROUND THE WORLD, with NO STRINGS ATTACHED!
- The entire families of kids at St. Jude are helped by the Child Life programs and other services offered. Parents are given free housing, so they can support their child without the worry about paying for a hotel.
- September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Why not kick it off NOW with a donation to a leading pediatric cancer hospital in the WORLD?
- St. Jude treats patients FREE OF CHARGE for their entire stay and pays for future medical expenses related to the cancer for their patients.
- KIDS REALLY SHOULDN’T GET CANCER. The research at St. Jude also addresses cancers that affect everyone, even adults. Their work benefits ALL OF US!
It takes less than a minute to donate, and every dollar helps. My sister and some friends even did an amazing bake sale for Juggling for Jude and raised $157! Did you know that just $100 to St. Jude pays for a “no-chemo party” for a kid who finishes a round of chemo? Think what a big deal that is, all for the cost of a fancy dinner at a restaurant!
And I can always do more juggling lessons! Here is a picture of one I did over the weekend. These boys improved so much after just one lesson, and their parents gave a really generous donation in return! That’s how it works!
Below are the links to videos of my two most recent juggles. I only count the days I video, but there have been MANY more juggling days this summer, and LOTS of special events and juggling lessons and news stories. It’s been really fun and a lot of work, but every single juggle is worth it to me! I’ll keep juggling till no kids have cancer, but for now I’m focused on the $100,000 mark!
Day 39: 608 Juggles
Day 40: 268 Juggles
YOU CAN DONATE HERE.
Thank you for your support!
I can’t believe I only have about $6000 more till I get to $100,000 for the kids and doctors at St. Jude! I am so excited! Maybe you can help by taking the Juggling for Jude Challenge. Just grab a ball, juggle as many times as you can, have a friend take a video or photo, and tag @juggling_for_jude on instagram or Juggling for Jude on Facebook, so I can see it. Then, go here to donate a certain amount per juggle.
Check out some awesome kids who have done it recently! Coral took the Challenge EVERY DAY this summer, and she just donated $168, which was a nickel per juggle! I am so thankful and blown away by her support! Coral, you are AWESOME!!!!!
And check out nine-year-old Kane below. He juggled 523 times in a row!!!! He’s going to be past my record in no time, I bet! His mom donated a nickel per juggle for him!
I hope you’ll tell your friends to do it, too! With just a few more people hearing about the Challenge or just wanting to donate to St. Jude, together we can get to $100,000 by the end of the summer!
My most recent juggles are here:
Day 37: 180 Juggles
Day 38: 414 Juggles
Thank you so much for your support!