My name is Sam Wachter and this will be my 8th Extra Life event. This year, like every year, I'll be playing games for 24 hours in hope of raising my goal for SickKids Hospital in Toronto, Ontario. Extra Life continues to be a valuable event in my life, and the idea of playing video games/board games/etc for charity to help kids in need is pretty rad.

Once again I'll be playing in memory of Sue and Phil Marchello, my parents who died in 2016 and 2013 respectively. They were huge on charity and the type of people who would lend you a hand or give you the shirt off their backs. Kindness and acts of kindness were a huge part of who they were and it's something that I personally treasure and attempt to exemplify every day. 

I hope that you will consider donating to the cause, be it funds, your time, and your moral support. We can't beat cancer without your support.


Welcome to my Extra Life fundraising page! I'm on a mission to help sick and injured kids in my local community and I need your help. My local Children's Miracle Network Hospital treats thousands of children each year, regardless of their illness, injury or even their family's ability to pay. These kids are facing scary stuff like cancer, cystic fibrosis, and injuries they may get from just being a kid.

To help raise funds and awareness for these sick and injured kids, I'm participating in this huge worldwide movement called Extra Life. Gamers of all kinds pledge to play everything from video games to board games and tabletop RPG's for 24 hours! It's my sincere hope that you'll find it in your heart to support my efforts with a monthly pledge or one-time gift that will go directly to my 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.

I need your help to reach my goal For The Kids. Thank you so much for supporting my efforts!

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. 




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

Get The Word Out