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Gerry Corcoran

Team Captain Ottawa Mixer All-Stars Extra Life 2019


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 9 separate 24 hour marathons since 2011 and thanks to your incredible generosity, have raised just shy of $15,000 for CHEO so far. Since it's humble beginnings in 2008, Extra Life has raised over $50 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.

So, what's up this year?

We're doing another 24 hour group stream from Real Caustic's place but since our ambitions got ahead of us last year and it was kind of a technical mess, we're making things way simpler this year but no less fun. We're going to be doing a 24 hour couch gaming session on a single stream. We have more than enough local co-op and competitive games between the PC and the Switch and it's going to be an easy way to have a bunch of laughs and for participants and guests to swap in and out. We're really excited about this idea and hope you guys are too!

Keep your eyes peeled right here and on my Twitter and Discord to find out when my next Extra Life event is happening and how you can help!

What's this about stretch goals?

For several years now, I've committed to streaming horror games (which I'm a total weaksauce at) if we hit certain fundraising milestones. Thanks to you all, I have achieved the $1,000 Extra Life gold medal target for the last 8 years in a row! I don't intend to stop that streak this year!

Thanks to your incredible generosity, we raised $3,550 for CHEO last year and that locked me into over 10 individual horror games, which I'm still getting through this month before Game Day. Keep an eye on Twitter and Discord to find out when the next stretch goal stream is happening. Here's what we've got left:

God's Basement (substitution for The Subject) (COMPLETE!)
Heliophobia (COMPLETE!)
Infliction (COMPLETE!)
Remothered: Tormented Fathers
The Dark Occult
Five Nights at Freddy's (All 5 Main Series Entries)
HITMAN: Agent 47 Cosplay (Including Shaving My Head)

To start off this year, I've got 3 stretch goals lined up and as always, if we hit all the targets, we'll add more:

$1,000 - Layers of Fear 2 - ACHIEVED!
$1,500 - The Blair Witch
$2,000 - Resident Evil 2

All of these are well regarded and look terrifying. Trust me, watching me cringe my way through horror games on stream is a treat you don't want to miss!

how can i help?


You can donate to my campaign right from this page using a credit card or PayPal. 100% of your donation goes to help CHEO and all donations of $10 or more will receive a tax receipt early in 2020 if you provide your mailing address. If you donate during the stream, your donation will be shouted out and if you leave a message with your donation, I'll make sure that's read out too.

To sweeten things further, anyone who donates any amount and e-mails proof to qualifies for a free PC game of your choice from my huge and ever-expanding giveaway library, no other strings attached. There's tons of good stuff in there and you're sure to find something you'll love.

If you can't afford to donate or even if you can, please spread this far and wide on your social media feeds and communities. 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!


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