I GOT A NEW JUGGLING RECORD!!!!!

new record image.JPGWhen I first started Juggling for St. Jude at age nine, I got a lot of new records. As I got better and better at juggling, the records didn’t come as often, and sometimes I would get frustrated by that. At a certain point, I realized that I couldn’t get new records all the time, and that I also had to protect my body and not try for records every time I juggled. For the past two summers, I made a goal of getting one new record each year. My goal for this summer was 2,500.

TODAY I GOT 3,215 CONSECUTIVE SOCCER JUGGLES, LEFT/RIGHT FEET!

It took 34 minutes, 22 seconds and a lot of hard work and focus. I was shaking for the last few minutes, my shoes had both come untied, and there was a bee circling around me. But, I thought about the kids at St. Jude and about how juggling records often get attention, and how attention gets donations and how donations help save lives of kids with cancer at St. Jude. So I kept going until I reached 3,000 and then kept going a little more. You can watch video proof below. Soccer critics might think that my technique isn’t the best, but I like to walk around and let my thoughts stay with the kids at St. Jude. 🙂

The thing is, kids with cancer face MUCH HARDER battles every single day, so I thought of them and juggled on, and on, and on, until I finally decided to stop.

It would be so great if people respond to this new record with donations, maybe $32.15 or $320.15 or any amount, really! Every dollar helps save a life through the lifesaving work at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital!

YOU CAN DONATE HERE!

Thank you for your support!

~Hollis

#ROADTO300K$

 

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OFFICIAL JUGGLING FOR JUDE SUMMER 2018 LAUNCH!

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Yesterday was my first official juggle of my 5th summer of Juggling for St. Jude! Here’s a newsletter I sent out to my donors and supporters. It’s already generated some crazy generous donations! Maybe you’ll be next! Thanks for the support as I strive to reach $300,000 for the kids with cancer!

~Hollis

Juggling for Jude Summer 2018 Launch

Hi Generous donors, friends, family, and supporters!

I can’t believe it, but today I officially did my first juggle for St. Jude for this summer! It’s my 5th summer of soccer juggling my way to helping kids with cancer, and I hope you’ll continue to be part of my journey! Below are a few highlights of things I’ve been up to since my last email and some updates on the amazing St. Jude. I’ll make it brief and quick, because I know you’re busy, and basically the most important thing to know is that kids with cancer need our help, and St. Jude is leading the way in pediatric cancer AROUND THE GLOBE. I hope you’ll consider a donation, however big or small. As always, you can do that by clicking here, and it just takes a few seconds to change the life of a child with cancer!

HIGHLIGHTS OF MY JOURNEY SINCE LAST SUMMER:
September, 2017
*Turned 13 and raised a few thousand in my quest for donations in multiples of 13

*Juggled at the Have a Ball Golf Tournament for donations

*Interviewed Buster Posey about his work for childhood cancer.

October, 2017
*Got a $30,000 check from In-Shape Health Clubs! My biggest donation ever!

November, 2017
*Partnered with Pottery Barn Teen in promoting products whose sales benefitted St. Jude.

December, 2017
*Toy drive for the kids at St. Jude with Stars Agency sent hundreds of toys for the holidays.

January, 2018
*Spoke at the NorCal Masters fitness event and raised approximately $5000 for St. Jude from the athletes!

February, 2018
*Won the US Soccer “SheBelieves Hero Award” and got to meet the US Women’s National Soccer Team and help spread the word about St. Jude.

March, 2018
*Filmed a 60Second Docs on Juggling for Jude!

April, 2018
Kicked off my annual school speech tour, talking at my first elementary school of the season

May, 2018
*Filmed a piece for the international news organization, BBC, which has not yet been published.

*More school speeches led to big donations!

*June, 2018
*Graduated from Middle School!!!!!!! Gave a speech at graduation ceremony about how we can all make the world a better place. If you have 4.5 minutes to spare and want to hear my message, you can click on the photo below. Speaking to my peers at school was challenging for me, but the message was too important not to share!

Look at what my grandparents gave me as a graduation gift! They donated to St. Jude and “bought” a brick honoring Juggling for Jude and all of YOU who have supported my journey! I can’t wait till next trip to St. Jude so I can see it in person!

HERE ARE SOME EXCITING NEW REASONS to DONATE:

*St. Jude was recently named the World Health Organization’s first collaborating centre for childhood cancer! “With the designation, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will support efforts to improve detection and treatment of childhood cancer around the globe.”

*St. Jude is the first and only pediatric cancer center designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. Furthermore, St. Jude staff published 860 articles in academic journals in 2016; St. Jude researchers are published and cited more often in high impact publications than any other private pediatric oncology institution in America.

*While cancer survival rates in the U.S. have risen over the past few decades, more than 80 percent of children with cancer live in low- and middle-income countries, often in areas without access to adequate medical care. Most will die from their diseases—and more children will die without ever receiving a proper diagnosis.

*St. Jude is committed to transforming the future for all children battling cancer. To reach this goal, St. Jude has 24 official partner sites in 17 developing countries. Users from 192 countries have accessed Cure4Kids.org, a free, Internet-based distance learning initiative. In addition, St. Jude trains thousands of medical professionals around the world through consultations and faculty visits to St. Jude

*UCSF and St. Jude are conducting an exciting Phase 1/2 trial for X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency disease (SCID), also known as “bubble boy disease.” The trial, led by St. Jude’s Dr. Brian Sorrentino, uses gene therapy to give children a healthy new immune system. UC San Francisco doctors are optimizing low doses of chemotherapy for each patient to minimize any long-term effects. The first children treated in this trial have shown promising improvements.

*St. Jude is the coordinating center of the Childhood Cancer Survivorship Study—a long-term follow up study of pediatric cancer survivors, conducted jointly by 30 U.S. and Canadian institutions, including Stanford University School of Medicine and UCSF.

*St. Jude is the coordinating center of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium. Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford and UCSF participate in this collaborative group that works to speed clinical trials from laboratories to patients.

*St. Jude is the headquarters of the Pediatric Hodgkin Lymphoma Consortium, a multi-center effort to develop novel treatment strategies for children with Hodgkin lymphoma. The consortium is led by St. Jude and includes Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, as well as three top medical centers in New England.

THANK YOU!!!!!!!
None of my juggling or efforts to raise awareness would mean anything if people like YOU didn’t respond. Thank you SO MUCH for supporting Juggling for Jude! Thank you for your donations this summer, and of course, please SHARE WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY who might also want to donate. Don’t forget, I give soccer lessons in exchange for donations! Local families can contact me through my mom at allison@tjsgym.com.
And remember, it’s all FOR THE KIDS!

THANK YOU!!!!!
LOVE, HOLLIS