Extra Life is a Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ fundraising program that rallies gaming communities from around the globe to support local children’s hospitals. Their Game Day unites thousands of gamers around the world to marathon their favorite games in support of their CMN Hospital of choice, and just like traditional marathons, gamers and streamers are sponsored by their friends and family to raise money for their campaigns. For us, that’s where the Rooster Teeth Community comes in.
Over the past five years, Rooster Teeth has facilitated the donation of over $5 million dollars to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals through the participation of thousands of Rooster Teeth community members during Extra Life. For RT, our local hospital is Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, and this year we will also be supporting the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. Just two years ago, the community’s generosity came to fruition through the opening of the new Mental Health Unit at Dell Children’s and, with it, the adjacent Rooster Teeth Healing Garden, so now we're onto our new goal -- raising money for the HERE campaign.
The HERE campaign is championing a new facility to be built by Dell Children's Hospital here in Austin, aimed at keeping families together by serving the needs of three areas of specialty that families currently have to leave Texas to find. Hematology oncology (blood disorders and cancer), neurology (brain disorders like seizures), and cardiology -- the heart.
Our growth is exponential, and we’ve contributed to so many cool things thanks to the generosity of our donors, including a Magnetoencephalography (MEG) machine, specialized simulation dolls for doctors and nurses to train on, and of course – the mental health unit at Dell Children’s.
When you support our Extra Life broadcast, you’re supporting suffering children; from broken bones, to cancer, to depression. You’re helping keep families together – from an overnight stay to a few months of boarding. You’re helping doctors and nurses heal patients with state-of-the-art technology and medical treatments. You’re bringing joy to their hearts; from toys and video games, to fully equipped music therapy rooms.
To our community: By doing what you’ve been doing these past few years, you are making an astronomical difference in the lives of sick children. So – let’s keep that momentum!
This year we are setting our goal to $1.337 million (super 1337!) and we need your help! We’re calling on our incredible community to join us again in raising money for CMN Hospitals. To do so, you can create a profile and join our Rooster Teeth group (you can even create a team with your friends to add to our Super Team!) where you’re able to select the hospital you would like your funds to go towards. If that’s not feasible for you, please consider donating to our campaign or sharing Extra Life across social media in order to facilitate more donations – that makes a huge difference, and we’re not just saying that!
As per usual, at store.roosterteeth.com, you can purchase exclusive merchandise (only available for 24 hours) that will go towards Rooster Teeth’s total donation to Extra Life, and of course, you can donate directly to our Rooster Teeth Extra Life participant page!
Thank you for all of your unwavering support of Rooster Teeth, Extra Life, and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Please join us this November and help us raise much-needed funds for the HERE campaign and the Children's Hospital of L.A. in a variety of ways; all of which we justify with “#ForTheKids”.