Times are tough right now. We as Diplomacy players are fortunate to have the privilege of playing the classic game that we love. For Weasel Moot XIV, the Windy City Weasels are covering all tournament expenses. Instead of the typical tournament fees, we're asking the Diplomacy community to make a donation to our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, through our Extra Life campaign.
Extra Life unites thousands of gamers around the world to donate to their local Children's Miracle Network Hospital. Since its inception in 2008, Extra Life has raised over $70 million USD for sick and injured kids. Right now, children's hospitals need YOUR support. Join with your fellow Diplomacy players and gamers around the world. Sign up today and raise funds for the Children's Hospitals COVID - 19 Impact Fund.
We need your help!
Your donation is tax-deductible and will make miracles happen for families who desperately need them. Simply click on the "Donate" button at the top of the page to help.
Why the Children's Miracle Network?
The Children's Miracle Network is committed to ensuring 170 children’s hospitals across North America have the resources they need to care for the most vulnerable kids. Each location treats thousands of kids annually, regardless of their illness, injury or family's ability to pay.
Due to changes in patient care, hospitals need financial donations to invest in telehealth services, personal protective equipment (PPE) and COVID-19 testing supplies. Needed investments to provide these services total more than $186 million.
The suspension of elective surgeries and routine procedures impacts the needs of kids right now. And, the loss of funding to children’s hospitals is significant, up to 50 percent of total revenue in some locations. With the additional need for personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline caseworkers, costs have increased 10 percent. Without philanthropy, many hospitals may face significant impacts in the short and long-term.
In 2018, 4.3 million children didn’t have health insurance and 37 million children relied on Medicaid to cover their health-related expenses. Due to the economic impacts of COVID-19, children’s hospitals are bracing for and seeing an increased need for charitable care, well beyond the $80 million that Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals funds covered last year. As more families lose insurance coverage due to job loss, children’s hospitals will see increased costs as government programs don’t fully cover the cost of caring for kids.