August Update: QuakeCon! Our team of volunteers visited QuakeCon again this year. The organizers from the show are such wonderful partners for us, and we always love attending. Aside from QuakeCon, check out some of the articles on the CMN Hospitals social media channels from late August concerning how our local Texas hospitals are protecting young children in the path of Hurricane Harvey. We kicked off fundraising in support of that work and look to continue strong through end of year.
March Update: I plan to add details on our event later this year. The plan is to stick to what was successful last year, specifically a fundraising kickoff in mid-August with a mid-Fall marathon. I'll post our updates here at the top. Read on for more details on Extra Life.
2017 brings another fresh slate for Extra Life. We continue our work with the Dallas Guild and of course our annual charity marathon to raise funds for Children's Health in Dallas and Plano.
We are doing things a little differently this year. In the past we have tried Twitch streams to show our support for the national movement on Game Day, but often times our supporters are not comfortable with that platform (or worse the kids have some rough moments on stream). This year we are focusing on bringing our marathon directly to our supporters. That means Facebook live and Facebook albums will be our primary tool to show our thanks and bring people into our event. I will post more actively on Twitter over the course of the year as well letting folks know how to get involved. We will do our best to focus our "live moments" on social media around times when people are available to join us. Last year was our biggest yet, and we want this year to be even bigger.
Your donation is tax-deductible and will make miracles happen for families who desperately need them. You can click the "Donate" button at the top of this page to make a safe and easy online donation. The process works the same as in past years. Please think about the kids and the families who will benefit from these funds and be as generous as possible. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your consideration. Our participation every year is dependent on the wonderful support we get from family, friends, and co-workers.
About Extra Life
Extra Life is a Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals fundraising program within the gaming community. Participants fundraise year-round and pledge to game for 24 hours with one goal: to save and improve the lives of sick and injured kids. Funds raised stay local to help pediatric patients at 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across North America. Since 2008, Extra Life has raised more than $30 million for member hospitals. The movement, formed by gamers bonded by passion, is committed to saving and improving the lives of local kids.
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Donations stay local to fund critical treatments, healthcare services,
pediatric medical equipment and charitable care.