Back to School! It’s Time to Reflect on Juggling for Jude. Plus, We Still Need More Donations for St. Jude Hospital. Let’s See How Close to $40,000 we can Get!

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I’m going back to school tomorrow, and since my mom is a psychologist, she suggested that I take some time to reflect on my summer experience of raising money for St. Jude Hospital.  I’m not done yet! My donation page is still open till the end of September, and I plan to keep asking for donations!  But the daily juggling is done and now it’s time to get back to school.  Juggling for Jude has been a GREAT experience, and I have definitely learned a whole lot. I think I look at life in a different way now.

*I’ve learned that you can always make a change in the world.

*I’ve learned that small people can be capable of wonderful things.

*I’ve learned that I’m a good soccer juggler.

*I’ve learned that you can really do anything you set your mind to. It’s not just a quote–it’s really a true story! 🙂  (My mom likes this one the best)!

*I’ve learned that St. Jude is a great hospital and every kid should feel thankful that St. Jude exists. Even if you don’t have cancer, because they work to find cures, and really you never know what the future holds.

*I’ve learned that kids with cancer at St. Jude are the ones really doing the hard work. 

*I’ve learned that you should always set your sights and goals high.  The more you strive for, the more you will accomplish.

*I’ve learned that if you push through the hard parts in life, even when it feels really hard, there’s usually a light at the end of the tunnel.  You just have to keep with it.

*I’ve learned that there are amazing people in the world and many of them donated for Juggling for Jude. People can really come together to make a difference, and I am so lucky that people did that for my fundraiser.

Thank you for your support and your donations so far. And don’t forget, I’M NOT QUITE DONE YET!  My DONATION PAGE will stay open through the end of September in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, so please donate if you can and tell ALL of your friends and family to donate.  I really think we can get closer to $40,000, and that would mean more help for the kids at St. Jude who are fighting every second of every day! So, let’s go for it!

Oh, and one last thing: I still want to be on The Ellen Show. I think it would be super fun (I mean she’s funny, and I’m funny!), and I could juggle, and we could raise more money for St. Jude. So if you know how to help make that happen, please help!

Thanks for your support!

~Hollis

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Days 45 and 46: 132 and 133 Juggles. Plus Why I’m Holding a Sign that Says $33!

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It takes 2 million dollars a day to run St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. That is a lot of money!  It’s amazing but true that most of that money comes from people like you and me who donate to St. Jude.  There are a lot of famous people who donate a whole lot of money, and then there are people who don’t have so much money to donate and they give what they can.  My mom had a meeting with a really nice lady who runs the Northern California fundraising for St. Jude, and she said that the average donation for every single person who donates is $33!  Just $33 per donation makes St. Jude run.

If everyone I know and everyone reading this could give $33, I would pass my goal of $25,000 by SOOOO much!  The end of my juggling (August 31st) is coming up, so PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DONATE NOW!  If you can afford more than $33, you could do something like 3×33, which is $99.  If you can’t give that much, then maybe you could give one third of $33, which is $11.  Anything you can give will help St. Jude take care of kids with cancer and do research to find cures.  If you want to find out some of the amazing things they do there, go HERE

Funny thing is that today I got 133 juggles, so there’s that 33 again!  🙂    I got 132 yesterday.

Don’t forget, DONATE HERE NOW!

Thanks for your support!

~Hollis

Day 42: 107 Juggles for St. Jude Hospital. Plus Double Dipping for Charity with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

Today, my friend, Maisie, nominated me to do the ice bucket challenge to raise awareness of ALS.  ALS is a disease that attacks nerves and muscles and usually people are between 40 and 70 when they get it.  My parents donated money to the ALS Foundation, and I did the ice bucket challenge.

I was glad to help a different cause today, but my focus is on raising more money for St. Jude Children’s Hospital.  So please don’t forget to donate to St. Jude. It is such an amazing hospital where they care for the sick kids for FREE, and they are finding cures for cancer and other illnesses that kids get.  PLEASE DONATE!!!!!  It takes one minute to put in your credit card information. Really, just one minute!

I juggled today but I was a little tired after my weekend soccer tournament. It was really fun, and I love being back on the field with my teammates and coach.  I got 107 today and then stopped.  I can’t wait to add up my daily records.  It will be fun.

Only a couple more weeks to go, so please spread the word so we can raise lots more money for St. Jude! DONATE HERE, PLEASE!
Thanks for your support!

~Hollis