So Close to $100,000, I can ALMOST Taste it! Plus, My Top Five Reasons why You Should Donate to St. Jude TODAY.

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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!

  1. 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!
  2. 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.
  3. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Why not kick it off NOW with a donation to a leading pediatric cancer hospital in the WORLD?
  4. St. Jude treats patients FREE OF CHARGE for their entire stay and pays for future medical expenses related to the cancer for their patients.
  5. 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!

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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!

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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!

~Hollis

Almost at $100,000 for Kids with Cancer!!!! Plus, See How YOU can Take the Juggling for Jude Challenge and Help!

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!

~Hollis

Love this New Story on Fox @TheBuzzer! Plus: Less than $10,000 to go Till $100,000 for the Kids at St. Jude!

Screen Shot 2016-08-18 at 9.42.48 PM.pngI have been so lucky to have some really cool media coverage of Juggling for Jude lately. Here’s a really fun one from Fox Sports @TheBuzzer. I hope you like it, and maybe you or someone you know might be inspired by it to donate.

Also, I am so excited, because I have now raised more than $90,000 for St. Jude, thanks to so many very generous people. Less than $10,000 to go till I reach my summer goal of $100,000! I REALLY want to do it! If everyone reading this donates a little bit, it will happen!

Yesterday, I got 328 juggles. Today I had my FIRST day of school and then soccer practice. Back at it tomorrow!

Thank you SOOOOOO much for your support!

~Hollis

I had my First Live TV Interview!

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Thanks so much to the awesome people at KTVU Fox Mornings on 2 for having me on their show yesterday! It was my first time on live television for Juggling for Jude, and I was nervous, but they made me feel very comfortable on set. Hopefully this will lead to more donations, so I can reach my goal of $100,000! Kids with cancer need our help!

After that I got to go hang with the San Jose Earthquakes Major League Soccer team at one of their practices–how cool is that? I’ll write more about that tomorrow!

Just click here if you want to support my mission to help the amazing doctors and scientists at St. Jude get rid of childhood cancer once and for all!

Thanks for your help!

~Hollis

Check out the Latest News Story: KTVU Bay Area People Covers Juggling for Jude!

I love when people take an interest in my story and put it out in the media world to help me spread the word about St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and my work to get more donations for the kids there who have cancer.

Click on either link below to see a great story on Juggling for Jude by reporter, Claudine Wong of KTVU-Fox 2. Thank you, Claudine, for showing your viewers how they can help Juggling for Jude!

Of course, if you want to donate, please do so now! JUST CLICK HERE. It takes ONE MINUTE to help save the life of  a child with cancer.

I’m REALLY hoping to reach $100,000 for kids with cancer by the end of August, so there’s a LOT of juggling to do and donations to get!

My past couple of juggles were quick–it’s been a really long week of soccer training camp and a tournament, and my body can really use a break!  I kept the past couple short and sweet, but I still got out there, because I know it’s for the kids at St. Jude! Every juggle counts, and every dollar counts!  My record of 1,646 still stands, and I know I don’t need a record every day to make a difference!

Day 32: 226 Juggles, Day 33: 189 JugglesDay 34: 108 Juggles.

Thank you so much for your support!

~HOLLIS

Some Important Reasons Why You Should Donate to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital!

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Below is a photo of me and my friend, Kayla. She is a few months older than me, but she’s had a very different few years than I have. She had brain cancer, and the people at St. Jude saved her life! Kayla is an example of how a great fighter can survive cancer with the help of St. Jude. I am so thankful for St. Jude and for Kayla’s health!
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Most of you know that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is an amazing place. Here are two things I think you should know about St. Jude, which might make you want to donate!
1. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since it opened in 1962.
2. St. Jude openly shares the research breakthroughs they make. Whenever they save a child, doctors and scientists around the world can use the knowledge they have gained to save thousands of other children. 
Isn’t that amazing?  Maybe you would like to DONATE now that you know! It just takes one minute and can help St. Jude save more lives!
Here are my juggling videos for the past three days. I’ve been stopping before 300, because my back has been bothering me a bit. But I’m still out there, doing my part and spreading the word to news reporters and anyone else who will listen! 🙂
Day 29: 234 Juggles
Day 30: 266 Juggles
Day 31: 216 Juggles
Thanks for the support!
~Hollis

We’ve Passed the $80,000 Mark for Kids with Cancer at St. Jude!

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WOW! Thanks to everyone who has donated since I started Juggling for Jude in 2014, we have now raised more than $80,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital! There’s just something about round numbers that are so exciting to celebrate!

My goal is $100,000 by the end of this summer, so there’s more work to do! I’m juggling like crazy, and hopefully people will keep donating. It’s fast and easy–it takes only about 60 seconds, and you can help save the life of a child with cancer. Every dollar helps. Every juggle counts. I’m in. Are you?

Here are my recent videos. My record of 1,646 consecutive juggles still stands!

Day 25: 594 Juggles

Day 26: 416 Juggles

Day 27: 310 Juggles

Thanks for your support!

~Hollis

Two GREAT Juggling Events this Past Week! Lots of girl power, lots of fun, and even a session with the one-and-only soccer celeb, Julie Foudy!

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What a great week! On Thursday I juggled at the Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy, where girls are encouraged to give back to their communities through sport. I was honored to once again be a guest presenter, telling the girls about how I got going with Juggling for Jude and how they might start a project of their own.

I got to juggle with Julie, which was so fun. She got 286 juggles in a row! Not bad for a former USWNT superstar!  Here’s a funny video of Julie almost hitting me after the first few seconds, but I managed to keep juggling.  She his such an enthusiastic and inspiring person!

Then on Saturday, we had our first JUGGLING FOR JUDE juggling clinic! 100% of registration fees went directly to St. Jude, and we raised more than $600! We had 16 girls there, and everyone learned a lot about juggling and ball control. Our awesome coach, Kierra, even donated her time to the cause! We are available to do more clinics, with all funds going directly to St. Jude! Please email allison@tjsym.com if you want to set one up!

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Lots more coming up! Can’t wait. PLEASE DONATE IF YOU CAN!

Thanks for your support!

~Hollis

Thanks to my Local Paper for Covering Juggling for Jude Again!

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I love being in the newspaper, because it means more people will learn about the life-saving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and, of course, how to donate through Juggling for Jude!

Thanks, Marin IJ, for featuring my story! Here’s a link to the article.  I especially love the part about me and my friend, Kayla, who is a brain cancer WARRIOR, with the help of her treatment at St. Jude!  Below is a picture of me and Kayla together at a San Jose Earthquakes game in the Spring. As I said in the article, she’s my hero and inspires me to keep juggling when I’m tired!

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Day 22: 128 Juggles (it was crazy hot, and I wasn’t feeling awesome that day!)

Day 23: 258 Juggles and Day 24 I juggled 432 at the Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy for girls, but we didn’t get that one on video. I’ll write more about that awesome day in my next post!

DON’T FORGET TO DONATE!!!! EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS!!!!

Thanks for your support,

Hollis

Thanks to Athleta for Featuring Me on Their Blog! Plus, the Juggling Continues and it’s a Busy Week Around Here!

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It’s always great when I can tell people my story of Juggling for Jude and why I keep going. I’m so thankful to the people at Athleta, who featured me on their blog and also provided me and some juggling friends with great clothes to wear during a recent juggling session. Don’t forget, you can take the Juggling for Jude Challenge with some friends, too! Just be sure to donate when you’re done! I’m so thankful for my friends and their parents who have donated to St. Jude!

Since I last posted my blog, here are the juggles I’ve done. Still not near my recent record of 1,646, but every juggle counts, and so does every dollar!

Day 17:  358 Juggles  Day 18: 237 Juggles   Day 19: 331 Juggles  Day 20: 209 Juggles ,               Day 21: 352 Juggles

Later this week, I’ll be heading back to Julie Foudy’s Sports Leadership Academy where I’ll be juggling with her and her campers and talking all about Juggling for Jude! I can’t wait!

Then, this weekend, I’ll be running a juggling clinic with a great soccer coach from a local competitive club. Every dollar of registration fees goes directly to St. Jude! Here’s the flyer, in case you live nearby and want to join us!

And don’t forget, none of this matters without donations for the kids at St. Jude! So please take a minute to DONATE now!

Thank you!

~Hollis