Monday, October 13, 2014

Play Games, Heal Kids: Extra Life 2014



On October 25, 2014, gamers from across the U.S. and Canada will be playing video games for 24 hours straight to raise money for Children's Miracle Network hospitals as part of the Extra Life gaming marathon.

Every year, over 32 million children are helped by Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Whether it's a broken bone that needs to be set or long-term treatments for leukemia or birth defects, CMN Hospitals are there to help kids regardless of their family's ability to pay. Extra Life is just one way in which gamers and their friends can step up to help these hospitals continue to provide outstanding care to those who need it most.

This year will mark the third year in a row that yours truly will be participating in Extra Life. You can bookmark this link to my livestream page, http://www.hitbox.tv/rbatty, or you come back here to the brainsforgames blog on October 25 starting at 9am CDT to find the live video stream of my gaming marathon.

Last year, my awesome supporters helped me raise $850 for Extra Life, and I'm hoping we can top that this year. The meter on the sidebar to the right of this page shows how far we've got to go. Please consider going to my donation page and making a contribution, or consider contributing to any one of the thousands of gamers who will be participating in Extra Life 2014.

If you can't make a donation to an ExtraLife gamer's pledge drive this year, please try and spread the word and cheer us on. Most of us will be streaming their events on sites like Twitch and Hitbox. Also, be on the lookout of the hashtags #ForTheKids and #ExtraLife on Twitter. Playing video games sounds like it's all in good fun, but 24 hours is tougher than it seems.

We need your support to make ExtraLife 2014 a success. Remember our motto, "for the kids!"


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