Wendy Browne

ExtraLifeTO Extra Life 2017


Over a decade ago, I made a promise. I was driving to work and my favourite radio station was running a week long radio-a-thon in support of Sick Kids Hospital. Instead of my usual morning music and entertainment chatter, I listened to stories from children and families who have been helped by Sick Kids. I cried all the way to the office and promised myself that, whether or not I had children, Sick Kids would be the one charity I would unfailingly support.

Fast forward a few more years and two children later, I was listening once again to the radio and learned about Extra Life, a charity event where gamers play games—any kind of games—for 24 hours in support of Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals. As a gamer, as a parent, and with my promise in mind, participating in Extra Life was a no-brainer for me, and now I am so proud to have my girls join me. 

We'll be participating in this worldwide movement alongside gamers of all kinds who pledge to play everything from video games to board games and tabletop RPGs for 24 hours. It's my sincere hope that you'll find it in your heart to support our efforts with a donation that will go directly to Sick Kids Hospital.

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.

We need your help to reach my goal #ForTheKids. Thank you so much for supporting our efforts!

About Extra Life

Extra Life is a Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals fundraising program within the gaming community. Participants fundraiser 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.  



Donations stay local to fund critical treatments, healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care.

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