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When we created the Extra Life Edmonton team in 2012, we just wanted to bring together some of Edmonton’s diverse and active gaming community together for 24-hours of fun and fundraising. Over the six years that’s followed, our community has exploded into something bigger and more awesome than we could have hoped.

In 2012, we started with a little over 50 marathon participants, raising just over $25,000 for the Stollery. In 2016, we had over 250 participants at our marathon, doing their part to help Edmonton raise over $190,000 for our local children’s hospital! It’s an astounding feat and one that rests solely on the willingness of Edmonton’s geek community to band together and fundraise year after year, bringing more of their friends along for the ride.

So where can you find this group of nerdy philanthropists? Our community is spread all over Edmonton’s digital sphere, across our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat (yegextralife). Our community grows larger every day, and we couldn’t be prouder of, or more humbled by, their endless drive to use their passion for gaming as a force for good.

 

SUPPORTING STOLLERY KIDS

Extra Life Edmonton plays for the kids at The Stollery Children's Hospital. With more than 210,000 patient visits each year, we know this number will continue to grow right along with the child population of Alberta.  More than 40 percent of patients treated at The Stollery live outside Edmonton, including many from British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. The Stollery hosts the only specialized pediatric health care facility in central and northern Alberta. The Hospital serves one of the largest catchment areas in the world - a geographical area of more than 440,000 square kilometres.  Through donor support, The Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation continues to help send more children home each year.

Your donation is tax-deductible and ALL PROCEEDS go to help kids. In 2016, Edmonton raised more than $190,000CAD to save kids, but in 2017 our goals, just like the needs of the kids we serve, are much, much higher. We can't do this without your help. 

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