I hope you and your family are staying HEALTHY and positive during this crazy time of sheltering in place. I’m doing as well as possible but missing my friends and teachers and normal activities. And of course, I’m worried about the kids at St. Jude and around the world who are fighting cancer and now have another thing to worry about. You can read my recent blog HERE with my reflections on sheltering place and how kids with cancer have their lives interrupted in even bigger ways.
As you probably know, cancer patients have compromised immune systems, making them more susceptible to viruses like COVID-19. This is a really scary time for them and their families, and the people at St. Jude are doing everything they can to keep pediatric cancer patients safe. As always, 100% of the care being provided is free of charge, thanks to donors like you.
I know that many people have been hit financially and are not in a position to give money right now, but here are some ways I’m trying to help keep donations coming in and help St. Jude during this crisis.
1. CASH JAR FOR ST. JUDE
I’m lucky to have a job as a dance teacher at my dance studio. I’m teaching online classes right now, and I’m putting $1 per day in a jar. At the end of the shelter-in-place, I will donate it to St. Jude. I encourage you to create a cash jar and put money in it that would normally be spent on coffee at Starbucks or going to a movie theater or other activities you can’t do right now. At the end of the shelter-in-place, that money can be donated to St. Jude HERE.
2. ONLINE JUGGLING LESSONS:
I’m available to help kids under age 12 learn to soccer juggle. Young soccer players have plenty of down time these days, so why not work on juggling? I’m offering 20-minute lessons for $20 donations on my website. Message me on Instagram (Juggling_for_Jude) or Facebook (Juggling for Jude).
3. WRITING NOTES TO WORKERS AT ST. JUDE:
We all know that healthcare workers are working overtime right now, and that is true for everyone at St. Jude. I’ll be sending notes to cheer them up and hopefully bring a smile to their faces.
Although this is a really hard time for everyone, I’m doing my best to keep looking forward and think of the kids at St. Jude, whose lives are far more affected than my own.
Thank you for your support, and stay well!