On Monday evening it happened.  Together we reached raising $2,000+ for Ophelia’s place.  I sat there in shock, in amazement and overall wow.  I don’t think I have been more proud or excited about something.  After realizing the significance of how much we have raised, I cried.  Good and happy crying but I just sat there crying.


I cannot thank each and every person for donating, for sharing their story and for sharing this series with others.  Not only have we fundraised but we have raised awareness. With only 2 weeks until the Lake Effect Half Marathon, I am getting more and more excited.  I am excited to run my heart out for such a good and rewarding cause.

So thank you. 

Thank you for sharing your story.

Thank you for donating.

Thank you for supporting Ophelia’s Place.

Thank you for supporting me.

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With over 2,000 dollars raised and the primary goal met, the sky is the limit.  If you have a story you would like to share or would like to donate please don’t hesitate!  There is still over two weeks to continue building awareness and fundraising.  If you or a loved one has a story to share my blog is always open.

I cannot believe 61 people donated and together we raised 2,035 dollars.  Stay tuned because next week a few companies have sent me products to raffle off for those donating.  I’m really excited to have companies supporting this cause too!

No questions today, words can never truly express how thankful I am.


  1. It’s so wonderful that you are doing something so great with your blog. You should be really proud. Congrats!

  2. People donated because they can see how dedicated you are to the cause. I am so humbled by how you have approached this, because prior to your charity endeavours I had always been very cynical about bloggers fundraising, ostensibly ‘for a cause.’ You are the only one who has truly made things about the charity and the cause, rather than about yourself. That takes so much heart and maturity, and so many others could (and should!) learn from your example.


  3. Good job! I need to donate still! Maybe in the next two weeks you’ll top $2500! Jon and I did an MS Mud Run a few years back and managed to raise $1500, but we got lucky and ONE doctor that he worked with donated $500 and told him that when he has the money to support good causes, that he better do it too.

  4. Way to go hun! That’s absolutely wonderful 🙂 Thank you for raising money for this cause. I can’t wait to see how the race goes!

  5. Girl! You’re freaking amazing! I love how much you’ve done for ED awareness and I can’t wait to see how your race goes. Sorry I haven’t gotten back to your e-mail yet, but I’m still trying to figure out how to best spin the idea. I’ll write back soon!

  6. I am so thrilled that you were able to reach your goal! Ophelia’s Place is such a great charity, and I love that you took up the cause. I know there are a bunch of people who will be so grateful for what you – and everyone who was able to contribute – have done!

  7. Awesome Hollie!!! There is nothing better than running for a cause. Your are accomplishing great things. So happy for you and what you are running for! Keep on keeping on! 🙂

  8. I agree with the other comments, it is a great cause to support. It’s pretty awesome for you to raise money for something you are so passionate about, by doing an activity in which, you’re equally passionate about. Good luck! Very excited to hear about the race.

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