Extra Life began in 2008 to honor a young lady named Victoria Enmon. Tori’s battle against acute lymphoblastic leukemia inspired an outpouring of support from the gaming community. Members sent in video games, bought gifts, and made donations to keep Tori’s spirits up despite long hospital stays and three bouts with the deadly disease. Tragically, Tori passed away in January 2008, but the community was determined to honor her memory by helping kids struggling with life threatening illnesses. Later that year, Extra Life took off as a 24-hour video game marathon to raise money for the CMN Hospitals that fight for kids like Tori.
Fast forward 12 years later to 2020 , and Extra Life has raised more than $70 million to support CMN Hospitals across the United States and Canada!
The Extra Life Detroit Guild unites more than 350 passionate gamers who collectively raise over $60,000 each year for Beaumont Children’s. Extra Life is committed to the kids, with 100% of the funds raised by our program staying within our local community to fund exceptional programs and services, vital pediatric equipment, and scholarships for families struggling to afford care.
how it works
Now, more than ever, local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals need our help.
I'm uniting with thousands of gamers to offer hope to vulnerable kids.
You can learn how local children's hospitals are being impacted by COVID-19 at kidscantwait.org.
Your donation is tax-deductible and will make miracles happen for families who desperately need them. Simply click the "Donate" button at the top of this page to help.