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Jarrett Menard

Extra Life 2023


I've pledged to raise funds for sick kids at my Children's Miracle Network Hospital to give them hope and healing, and with your help, you can make all the difference in their lives.

Greetings everyone!

It's that time of year again when I, and thousands of others around the nation, take part in Extra Life, the 24-hour game-a-thon that raises donations for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Specifically in my case, I'm raising donations for The University of Vermont Children’s Hospital and my "run" this year will be held co-piloting with one of my oldest friends, Pete Paquette, on the weekend of November 4th & 5th EST, and back at base during the weekend of Thanksgiving on Saturday November 25th I'll be doing "And Extra Helping of Extra-Life" so feel free to tune in to either event, or both!

Personally, both of my sons had unexpected surgical and otherwise needs the first few years of their lives, and this is my way of giving back to these kids through this great cause.  This will be me and my team's eleventh year rallying for the incredible kids of UVCH of all ages, and together with the support from kind and generous people such as yourself, we've raised over $23,000 total for them!!

I hope that you and your family are happy and healthy, but there are many kids out there who are not and whose parents or guardians struggle to pay for their healthcare.  That's where Children's Miracle Network Hospitals step in; in situations like this they are there to help alleviate those families’ financial and mental burdens.  Especially over the past few years as we were all impacted by the COVID-19 global pandemic, your support has never made a bigger impact.

In addition to ongoing COVID-19 treatment for kids, CMNH takes care of kids and families that are struggling with everything from cystic fibrosis to leukemia, and anything we can do to help them can make a difference in their lives.

  • You can learn how local children's hospitals are being impacted by COVID-19 at kidscantwait.org.

how it works

Since 2008, Extra Life has raised more than $100 million to help children's hospitals provide critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment, research and charitable care. It's my sincere hope that you'll find it in your heart to take a moment today to sponsor me in this endeavor and support the kids of UVCH with a charitable, tax-deductible monthly or one-time gift donation to help make an impact on my fundraising success for them.

Your donation is 100% tax-deductible and ALL PROCEEDS go to help the kids and donations may be placed at any time up until December 31, 2023, including right now!!  :D

So please click the "Donate" button on this page to get started in making a safe, secure, and easy donation online today, all in less than 3 minutes.

  • Now, more than ever, local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals need our help to offer hope to vulnerable kids.

When the Extra Life event begins on the days and time stated above, if you feel so inclined, you can "tune in" and watch as I game my way through the days to earn your generous donations for University of Vermont Children's Hospital via the link below, (works best in the Chrome, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge) to take a peek in on that action!


I really appreciate your time and consideration, and on behalf of all of the boys and girls at University of Vermont Children's Hospital, thank you all so much for your generous support, we couldn't make this difference without you!!

All the best,