2020 will mark my EPIC 8th year participating in the Extra-Life 24 hour gaming marathon supporting the Stollery Children's Hospital here in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
As we are all aware, 2020 has presented us all with unique challenges.
Even the younglings.
In a normal year, more than 200,000 children visit Edmonton's Stollery Children’s Hospital - children and their families from all over Alberta, northern British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nunavut, the Yukon and the Northwest Territories depend on the Stollery. But this is not a normal year - and kids with long-term illnesses, injuries, and other health problems continue to need urgent and critical care.
2020 has seen unprecedented need as the Stollery rises to the extra challenges that this pandemic presents. COVID-19 has caused the Stollery to suspend their volunteer programs, including supporting events that would bring in necessary funding to support investments in staff, programs, research and equipment needed to support critical care in areas such as emergency departments, intensive care units, operating rooms, labour and delivery wards. Restrictions on mass-gatherings have further impeded the traditional ways in which the Stollery would normally raise these much needed funds.
Today, more than ever, families from across Alberta need your help so that when they’re seeking urgent, specialized medical care for their child, the Stollery’s teams have what they need to be by the bedside of every child who needs them.
With your donation you’ll be directly supporting LOCAL kids and their families. Kids right in your own backyard. Kids you know and love. Please give what you can - simply click the "Donate" button at the top of this page.
Your donation is tax-deductible and ALL PROCEEDS GO DIRECTLY to the Stollery Children's Hospital.
Thank you so much for joining my quest to heal sick kids! The Stollery Children's Hospital MATTERS to our community.