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JoyJars w/ Cast of The Young & The Restless & Max Page

Max Page & Jessica Collins Young & The Restless co-stars

Max Page is on a mission. He wants to fill 100,000 JoyJars for kids this year. And we want to help him. (By the end of this post, I bet you will, too.)

Max Page and Sarah Auerswald MomsLA on set at Young and the Restless

Max, also known as Little Darth Vader from the Volkswagon commercial, is currently starring on The Young & The Restless on CBS. He recently invited his co-stars Melody Thomas Scott and Jessica Collins, among others, and a few Mom Bloggers to join him, and we all got to help create JoyJars.

Joy Jar setup young and the restless

Melody Thomas Scott, Max Page & co star from Young and the Restless

Max Page & Jessica Collins Young & The Restless co-stars

JoyJars® were created by Jessica Joy Rees during her courageous 10 month fight with two brain tumors. Jessie used her JoyJars® to spread hope, joy and love to children fighting life altering medical illnesses. The Jessie Rees Foundation, known as NEGU (Never Ever Give Up), continues the work of creating JoyJars and encouraging others to help as well.

You can sponsor a JoyJar for as little as $20. Your nominal donation can do so much good.

Mom Bloggers, Max Page & Cast of Young & The Restless CBS Daytime JoyJars

The event was a wonderful way to help the effort, and the Mom Bloggers who attended (from outlets Mommy Blog Expert, Mom.Me, That’s It Mommy, Burbank Mom, Thirty Fingers & Thirty Toes, Surf & Sunshine, Real Mom of SFV and Expressing Motherhood) were moved by Max’s story, and couldn’t help but be a little star struck by the Young & The Restless stars who helped out as well.

Making the JoyJars

Max Page & His Mom

Laura & Angela and That's it Mommy

JoyJars Joy Jars NEGU Jessie rees Foundation

Lexi Rohner, one of the Mom Bloggers, felt it was especially important to come to the event since her son had received a Jar of his own after one of his brain surgeries. She knows first hand the impact the JoyJars can have for kids in the hospital.

The Young & The Restless

I have been a fan of the show off and on since way back in the 70’s (oh yes, that’s a long time ago) and I was pretty excited to see some of the current cast members and hear all the juicy gossip about what’s happening in Genoa City, I won’t lie. We even got a little tour of the set.

Me & Nikki! Melody Thomas Scott Young & The Restless CBS Daytime

But the real reason to be there was to help make some JoyJars and it was inspiring to see the cast come out to help. We hope you’ll consider helping Max reach his goal, too. Click through to see how you can help, either by donating money to the Jessie Rees Foundation, or by helping to arrange a JoyJar creation event of your own.

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Sarah Auerswald (621 Posts)

Sarah Auerswald is the CEO and Co-Founder of MomsLA. She writes about life in LA while raising her 2 sons and is the founder of She was an English Major at Brown University, and yet nowadays feels free to ignore grammar rules anytime she wants. Like Now. She's married, uses a Mac, and grew up in Hawaii.

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