Juggling for Jude Coming to you from Hawaii. Kids at St. Jude don’t Get Vacations from Cancer, so I’m Juggling During Mine.

HollisjugglingMauiI’ve never been to Hawaii before!  It’s amazing here!  I took the day off from juggling yesterday, because we traveled and I just wanted to settle in and swim when we arrived. I was back at it this morning, and after playing around on the beach, I was lucky to find a grassy spot near the water to get in a few tries. I got 114 (video here).  Not close to my record, but it was time to snorkel, and every bit helps, so that’s 114 more JUGGLES FOR JUDE!  I am thinking about the kids at St. Jude who don’t get to take a vacation from their cancer. This will keep me juggling every day for the rest of my time here, no matter how hot I get!

You may not believe this, but at the time that I am posting this blog, JUGGLING FOR JUDE has raised $5,385 for St. Jude Hospital!!!! How amazing is that?  I am so thankful for the support from everyone who has donated. Please keep telling your friends, so we can reach my goal of $15,000 by the end of August.  The kids need our help!!!!!!  You can donate here or pledge on my Facebook page!  THANK YOU!!!!!

~Hollis

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Holy Smokes! New Record: 207 Juggles! That SHOULD SAVE SOME MORE LIVES via St. Jude Children’s Hospital!

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Yes!  I got 207 consecutive alternating feet juggles today (video here), and it was only my second try of the day!  I am so excited I can barely stand it.  Now my goal for the summer is 300!  You have to keep striving for more in order to keep making a difference.

Please remember to spread the word about JUGGLING for JUDE and donate if you can.  You can find out more about the amazing work going on at St. Jude Hospital here.    If you want to pledge a per-juggle dollar amount based on the total of my daily records, you can do that on my Juggling for Jude Facebook page.  For those of you keeping track, yesterday I got 106, and I always post videos for proof! 🙂

Thanks for your support, and please spread the word so we can save more lives of kids with cancer!

~Hollis

Days 8 and 9: 114 and 112 Juggles Plus Fighting Through Frustration to Reach a Goal (My Dog Helps!)

Hollisandpeteandsoccer_Fotor Yesterday and today were both days that I didn’t exactly feel like juggling.  But in order to have some playdates I wanted to have, I decided to get the juggling done early in the day and not spend too much time on it.  Both days I was feeling tired and frustrated.  It was windy, and that makes it harder to juggle.  I got almost the same number each time–114 and then 112, and you can watch the videos here and here.  We have videotaped every day, so people know I’m really doing it!

I feel like it’s pretty great that I used to wonder if I’d ever make it to 100 juggles in a row, and now I get over 100 almost every day.  My goal is to get 200 by the end of Juggling for Jude on August 31st!  I think I can do it, if I keep pushing through the frustration times.  That’s the thing.  If you want to get better at something and make a difference in the world, you have to work hard and not let the frustration get to you.  And as you can see in this picture, having my awesome dog, Pete, with me to walk home always makes things better!  I recommend having a pet help you with your goals!

Thanks for you support of St. Jude Children’s Hospital–it’s an AMAZING place! Please donate if you can and be sure to LIKE my Facebook page, where you can also pledge a per-juggle dollar amount.

Thanks and Happy 4th!
~Hollis

 

Day Seven: 110 Juggles, STILL A BIG TEAM USA FAN, and DON’T FORGET TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR MUSCLES!

jugglingforjudegoUSAI got these 110 juggles in before the USA’s tough loss to Belgium.  Such a bummer, but I’m still a fan and can’t wait till the next World Cup to cheer them on!

Meanwhile, we are inching closer to the $3,000 mark for St. Jude Children’s Hospital!  Every bit helps, so please donate or make a pledge on the Juggling for Jude Facebook page!  Thanks for your support!

~Hollis

PS It’s always good to work on mobility to improve your athletic skills (which just might help you raise money one day)!

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