Game day for Extra Life is coming this November 5, 2016. The global charity event will be going live for the eighth time since its revolutionary beginning back in 2008. A global phenomenon that united gamers to raise more than $22 million for local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
Give Children An Extra Life
Extra Life is a 24-hour gaming marathon and fundraising event that unites gamers around the world to support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. For 24 hours, organizations who have joined the cause will stream gaming content and/or video game related topics on November 5, 2016. Such organizations include Rooster Teeth, Twitch, and many more.
Anyone can sign up and commit to play games for 24 hours in any day of their choosing and ask their friends and family to support their efforts and donate for Extra Life's cause. Anyone who joins can also choose which hospital they want to support, set a fundraising goal and share their personal reasons as to why they are participating.
This is indeed for a worthy cause as 100 percent of the proceeds will go directly to the chosen Children's Miracle Network Hospital as 'unrestricted funds' i.e. the hospital decides where and how to spend the money to ensure the money you raised will make the biggest impact in the lives of the sick and injured kids they treat.
This may include funding research and training, equipment and uncompensated care. These hospitals treat every patient regardless of the family's ability to pay so any help from the gaming community is a huge step toward getting better for these children.
Extra Life was inspired by the story of Victoria Enmon, who died from acute lymphoblastic leukemia back in 2008. Victoria met Jeromy Adams who founded Extra Life after her death to honor her memory. Jeromy Adams, who shared his love for video games with Victoria, became more involved with helping children with cancer and other ailments by starting Extra Life. Support continues to pour from all over the world.
Watch the video below to hear more about Victoria Enmon's story.