Live Fundraising is a great way to tell your story, engage with donors, and create a richer connection to the mission!
Here's a quick guide of what you'll need depending on your device:
Smartphone with camera & microphone
Wireless data or WiFi connection
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Desktop/laptop extras to customize your stream
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Xbox extras to customize your stream
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Once your streaming account is setup, add your streaming username to your fundraising page by clicking Your Page, then clicking the pencil icon to edit
When you start streaming from your streaming software (Streamlabs OBS, OBS, XSplit, or one of the mobile apps above), your stream will appear on your fundraising page.
I first heard of Extra Life from my friend Ferg (host of the Atari 2600 Game by Game Podcast). As I looked into it and learned more about the courageous kids who receive treatment at CMN Hospitals, I simply knew I had to do something to help them in their fight against critical injuries and illnesses.
Extra Life is an opportunity for me to take a lifelong skill and passion for video gaming and use it to help the children and their families who are fighting some of the most difficult battles imaginable.
I believe that the success of my campaign will not so much depend upon a few donors giving large amounts but on many donors giving whatever they are able. I am counting on my friends and family to share this page with THEIR friends and family who will share this page with THEIR friends and family. By spreading the net wide, I believe my ambitious goal can be met!
Every dollar you give goes toward providing care and support for the brave children and their families who are fighting difficult battles against critical illnesses and injuries. Whatever you are able to give, know that it is making a true difference for good!
My original hope was to find 100 people willing to give $24, and I wouldn't ask anyone to do something I'm not willing to do, so I've already paved the way with donations on behalf of my wife and myself. If you cannot give this much, I understand - a donation of any amount, even just a single dollar, makes a real difference!
However, I decided to add some incentive to give more. See below under "Incentives" for more details.
My friends at the GameOn VR Lounge in Elkhart, IN, have graciously agreed to host a livestream party to celebrate my marathon run! They will be keeping their doors open for the duration of the marathon, from noon on Saturday (November 3) until noon Sunday (November 4). Pizza, pop, and other snacks will be provided.
For any donation of any size:
For donations of $30 or more:
For donations of $50 or more:
As much fun as I hope the livestream party and drawings will be for everyone, the main reason for doing all this is #ForTheKids . These brave children are fighting some of the meanest, deadliest foes anyone can ever face - and at a time when they should be simply enjoying the fun and freedom of youth.
Please know that your donation, no matter the size, is making a world of difference for these beautiful children and their families. For them and for myself, thank you so very much!
Remember that 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.
Thank you very much for your support!
Andrew J. Fellman