Starting June 9th at 6:30EDT, Extra Life Ottawa will be back at the CHEO Telethon! Myself and a crew of 6 other local Mixer streamers will be doing a 24 hour family friendly show live from the Telethon set! More details are below but follow me on Mixer now to make sure you don't miss a stream!
What's extra life?
Extra Life is a yearly marathon where gamers from around the world commit to playing games of all kinds for 24 hours non-stop to raise money for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Myself, like many others in Ottawa, play for the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, also known as CHEO. I've done 7 24 hour marathons since 2011 and thanks to your incredible generosity, have raised over $11,500 for CHEO so far. Since it's humble beginnings in 2008, Extra Life has raised over $40 million to help sick kids in our community and shown loud and clear, the incredible good gamers can do for the world when we come together.
What's this telethon event?
I will be participating in the normal Game Day on November 3rd this year but for the second time, our local Extra Life guild is going to be doing an entirely separate 24 hour marathon, live from the set of the CHEO Telethon! Myself, along with 6 other local Mixer live streamers, will be playing 24 hours of family friendly games which people can tune in to and which will be providing the overnight entertainment when the Telethon is off the air.
This will take place starting June 9th at 6:30pm EDT and going for the full 24 hours! Yes indeed, this is an entirely second Extra Life and we couldn't be more excited about it.
There will be opportunities to play online games with us, you'll be able to interact with us through chat and there may even be some giveaways too!
Follow all the participants on Mixer to watch us both during the telethon and when we do other streams as well:
You can donate to my campaign right from this page using a credit card or PayPal. No amount is too big or too small. 100% of your donation goes to help CHEO (though you can optionally offer to cover the processing fees as well) and all donations of $10 or more will receive a tax receipt early in 2019 if you provide your mailing address. Your donation will be shouted out on my live stream and if you live a message with your donation, I'll make sure that's read out too.
If you can't afford to donate or even if you can, please spread this far and wide on your various social media feeds. Being at the telethon again is a big deal for us and the more awareness we can spread, the better! You can also register to participate in Extra Life this year if you want. Just sign up for free on the web site.
Anyone who lives in Ottawa or knows someone who did has been touched by CHEO and the incredible work they do for sick kids. It's an honour and a privilege to be able to use this hobby we love to do good for such a fantastic institution. Thank you for your support and see you June 9th and 10th!