Bill Jollie, Founder
Bill Jollie or “Jollie” was diagnosed with a type of blood cancer called, Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma in 2011. Jollie’s oncologist told him & his wife Tracy he had 10 years to live (daughters Kelsey & Katie were 10 & 14 at the time). He decided to change his life & fight his death sentence. He learned everything he could to grow stronger, faster, healthier & happier. Interrupt Hunger is the result of Jollie’s personal transformation. Since his diagnosis, he has competed in multiple races including the Marine Corps Marathon & North Carolina 70.3 Ironman. He was appointed by North Carolina’s Governor to the NC Advisory Committee for Cancer Coordination & Control and served as the Prevention Sub-committee Chair for North Carolina’s state Cancer Plan. He passionately advocates for Exercise Oncology and hopes one day soon, every person who hears the words, “You have cancer”, will receive a referral to an exercise specialist.
Learning from Tracy that it’s not enough to be intentional about the way we MOVE & EAT, but how we GIVE as well, the Jollie’s began fostering in 2017. God brought Ensley, their first foster child, into their lives at just 5 days old. Two years later, the Jollie’s adopted Ensely, making her a permanent member of the family. The Jollie’s continue to foster, and spread the joy of fostering & adoption to anyone willing to listen!