Joe Sterne

Extra Life 2017


Dear Friends and Family:

I'm on a mission to save kids and I need your help. The UH Rainbow Babies and Children Hospital treats thousands of children each year, regardless of their family's ability to pay. These kids are facing scary stuff like cancer, cystic fibrosis, and injuries from accidents to name just a few. (Every minute, 62 children enter a CMH hospital for treatment.)

What Is Extra Life?

I'll be participating in this huge worldwide celebration of the social impact of gamers of all kinds from video games to board games and tabletop RPG's! Since 2010, Extra Life has raised more than $24 million to help children's hospitals provide critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment, research, and charitible care. It's my sincere hope that you'll find it in your heart to support my efforts with a monthly pledge or one-time gift that will go directly to UH Rainbow. Still confused? 

What does you donation get?

Your donation is tax-deductible and ALL PROCEEDS go to help kids (specifically, all money raised goes directly to the kids- not overhead). What can your donation buy? Here are some examples:

  • $25: 1 pound of model magic (our child life specialists use 1,000 lbs each year for handprint and footprint keepsakes)
  • $40: 100 paintbrushes (each year, our art therapy uses 200 paintbrushes)
  • $75: special event party in a box (for special events that we use to celebrate with our patients for such things as birthday parties, last day of chemotherapy parties, etc) with balloons, cake, streamers, etc. (OMG Cake!)
  • $150: music keyboard for our music therapists (one music therapist will see more than 1,000 families each year, and has over 50 instruments on their cart)
  • $250: 1 Red Wagon (kids can get transported in these instead of a wheelchair to procedures – MUCH more fun)
  • $450: 1 week of NICU Diapers (diapers for our NICU are smaller than your iPhone)
  • $862: 1 year of diapers for one child
  • $2,000: 1 year of NICU Pacifiers (note: this is how much I raised last year)

Also, Rainbow Babies and Children are offering free box cribs to families funded in part by the Extra Life program

What Is My Goal?

My goal this year will be to game for 24 hours (or as close to it as possible) straight. I will be livestreaming my efforts (TwitchYouTubeFacebook Live, & Periscope) where I can while helping run an 24 hour office event for Extra Life (so I might be making sure others are gaming for a little). I'll be streaming during our event stuff like this. I raised a whopping $2,000 (thanks to my very generous donors) last year so this year my goal is $2,500- can you help me reach it?

Donation Tiers

This year I'm introducing donation tiers to give back to my donors in a new way:

  • $1-$99: Julia's Joiners 
  • $100-$199: Cooper's Crew
  • $200+: Henry's Heros

For my team: $15,000 is our goal this year. 

I need YOUR help to reach my goal For The Kids.

Please make a safe, easy donation online today.  Click the "Support This Participant" button on this page to get started.  Thank you so much for supporting my efforts!



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