Every Kid Should get to Grow Up and Be SOMETHING! Please Help the Kids at St. Jude Reach for the Stars!

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Kids with cancer have big hopes and dreams just like me!  Here is a video showing some of the St. Jude Hospital kids talking about what they want to be when they grow up.  Your donation to St. Jude can help make sure these kids and others like them will be able to grow up and be what they want to be.  Remember that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and the end of Juggling for Jude, so please DONATE now!

Thanks for your support!

~Hollis

 

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It’s my Birthday Today! I’m 10! A Donation to St. Jude Would Make a Great Gift! Plus, Learning about Hoping and Wishing.

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DOUBLE DIGITS TODAY!

If you haven’t donated to St. Jude yet, maybe you can consider doing that today as a birthday gift to me! 🙂

My mom and I were looking at the St. Jude website yesterday. We found out how important hope is for kids with cancer and their families. Since I’m going to be blowing out candles and making birthday wishes today, my mom thought it would be good for me to read something on the St. Jude website that talks about the difference between wishing and hoping. I’m lucky that I can make birthday wishes. For the kids at St. Jude, hoping is more important. And donations can help bring hope to more kids with cancer and their families.  My hope is that in the future the kids there can make more wishes!

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Here’s the link to donate.

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Thank you for your support as we continue Juggling for Jude till the end of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month (September)!

~Hollis

Day 53: A Whole Lot of Math Adding up My Juggles. Plus, September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month!

HollisTourneyOn my last official day of Juggling for Jude, I got 461 juggles in a row–a new record.  Then, I had a fun soccer tournament over the weekend.  After my games, I was at my friend’s house, and I juggled 210 with bare feet. But I didn’t get it on video, so it’s not official.  🙂

Yesterday, my mom and I added up my daily records for the summer.  The total of my highest juggles each day was 7,644.  I juggled 52 times, including the times when I broke my toe and didn’t do that many, so my average high for each day is 147 juggles.  For those of you who pledged to donate based on my records, now you have the numbers you need to figure out how much to donate.  Really, you should just give what you can, because every donation helps St. Jude!

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, so it’s a great time to donate to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.  My donation page will be open all month, so please keep spreading the word so I can keep raising money for this great place.  The kids there need our help!  PLEASE DONATE HERE!

We are almost at $30,000!  Let’s get there!

Thank you so much for your support!

~Hollis

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Day 50: 174 Juggles (in my warmup!). Plus my Grandparents are Visiting and They Donated $1,000 to St. Jude!

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Today was my 50th day Juggling for Jude, raising money for St. Jude Children’s Hospital.  On my very first try I got 174 juggles.  I decided to try two more times and then stop, since I had a dance audition and soccer practice right after.  It was a good decision. Also, my grandparents came to visit from New York.  They had pledged to donate based on my juggling, but since I’ve been doing so many, they decided to donate $1,000!  I was so happy about that! They are very kind and generous people, so I’m not surprised.

Right now, I have raised $22,972! There are a few more big donations coming soon, so it’s looking great for me to get passed my goal of $25,000. I think my mom thinks I can raise $30,000. I hope so, because St. Jude Hospital is so awesome. They help kids who are just like me but they have cancer.

PLEASE DONATE NOW!  Every donation makes a difference for kids with cancer and can save lives of kids who might get it in the future.

Thank you for your support! Only a few more days of juggling to go!

~Hollis

NEW RECORD! 342 Consecutive Juggles Today! I’m Coming for you, 400! I’ve Got an Army of Kids at St. Jude Fighting with Me!

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I got a new record today of 342 juggles!  Yesterday I got 259.  With my goal being 400 by the end of my Juggling for Jude fundraiser, I have work to do this week, and today’s record makes me feel excited!  Also, my goal of $25,000 for St. Jude Hospital is also in reach!  So far, we have raised over $21,000!!!! There were times earlier this summer when I doubted that I could raise $25,000 or that I could get even close to 400 juggles. But now, both of these things are in my reach. It just goes to show you that you have to keep fighting and working hard to reach your goals.  I’ve got an army of kids at St. Jude Hospital fighting along with me, so I think I can do it!

Thank you so much to those of you who have donated already, and if you haven’t, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DONATE TODAY!  Time is running out on Juggling for Jude. Make your day and donate to St. Jude–it’s an amazing place and it needs our support.

Thank you for your help, and please tell your friends so they can DONATE too!

~Hollis

 

 

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 43: 158 Juggles. Plus Check Out This Amazing News!

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Below is an email my mom helped me copy into my blog.  It’s from the people who run a company called Central Payment, and it tells some of their sales partners all about Juggling for Jude.  But they also offered to do something so generous. They are going to give the same amount as all of their sales partners, so really it’s double money for St. Jude Hospital!  My mom says that’s called matching donations.  I am so thankful to Matt and Zach Hyman and everyone at CPay for their support of Juggling for Jude.  It’s people like them who make the world a better place.

Today I squeezed in some juggling in between camp and soccer practice.  The pressure was on!  I got 158 juggles and raced off to practice.  Only a couple of weeks left–I can’t wait to see how much money we can all raise before this ends.

Thank you for your support, and remember to DONATE HERE!

~Hollis

Central Payment

As a part of CPAY’s philanthropic efforts, we want to extend a special fundraising campaign, called Juggling for Jude, to the entire CPAY family for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

St. Jude’s mission is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.

CPAY will match up to $5000 per donation from our Sales Partners for this worthy cause!

Juggling for Jude was brought to our attention by Hollis Belger, the 9-year-old daughter of the owner of a local gym that many CPAY employees are members of. Hollis plays soccer for a competitive soccer club in the Bay Area and her skills in juggling are AMAZING. She has a big heart and wanted to use her soccer skills for a great cause by helping the kids at St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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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

Days 40 and 41: 121 and 254 Juggles. Plus: More than $17,000 Raised and Thanks to a Great (but crazy) Dr. for his Help!

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Today I tried really hard to get a new record. When I got past 250 I could just feel it, but then it didn’t happen. I was sad but then I realized that the important part is that I keep fighting for the kids at St. Jude.  They are fighting way harder than I am! I got 254 Juggles today and 121 Juggles yesterday.  Pretty soon it will be time to add up my daily records for people who have pledged to donate based on my numbers. I still think I can get a record of 400 soon!

Earlier this week I went to see my mom’s good friend, Dr. Doug.  He does something called A.R.T. to help people’s muscles. He explained that when you break a bone the muscles around it can get locked up, because they are trying to protect the injury.  I think Dr. Doug is really smart and helpful, but he is also a little crazy. He seems to like making people feel pain in order to get better.  I mean look at his face in this picture. He’s nuts. 🙂 But I still thank him for making me better!

We have now raised more than $17,000, but there is a lot more to raise before the end of August when I stop Juggling for Jude and head back to school. Please please please donate here and tell all of your friends to donate also.  The kids at St. Jude need our help!

Thank you for your support!  I promise to keep fighting for each juggle!

~Hollis

 

 

Days 37, 38, and 39: 109, 200, and 154 Juggles. Plus: Robin Williams was a St. Jude Supporter. Please Donate Today!

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My mom told me about Robin Williams dying yesterday.  I loved him when he played the Genie in Aladdin. I think it is really sad that he died, especially because he was a big supporter of St. Jude Hospital.  If you were a fan of Robin Williams, maybe you can honor his memory by donating to St. Jude through my donation page today.  It would help the kids at St. Jude with cancer, and it would be a special thing to do.

On a happier note, we are getting closer to my goal of $25,000 for St. Jude Hospital!  Please tell your friends!  And here are my juggling videos for the past three days. I was so excited to get 200–the first time since I broke my toe. It is feeling REALLY great! 🙂
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Thanks for your support!

~Hollis

Below is a picture of Robin Williams visiting with a St. Jude Patient. I got this from the St. Jude Facebook page.  

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