Last year, I was very proud to have joined in with other members of The Palace of Wisdom team (along with Ready Player 2), to take part in Extra Life and together raised $720 to go towards the overall whopping $399 Million raised worldwide. This year unfortunately there is no Team TPoW taking part, so I’ve joined up with our friends over at at Big Red Barrel in the hopes of making an even bigger impact and smashing last year’s total.
For those who may not have heard of Extra Life, this is a celebration of gaming culture which brings gamers together for the cause of raising money to help heal sick children. Originally created back in 2008 by Sarcastic Gamer‘s Doc, Extra Life started out as a sponsored 24 hour game marathon but since then people have chosen to alter it in their own way by spreading the shift out, creating monster events or even huge tournaments.
All money raised goes to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals who have over 170 active hospitals across the US and Canada, including Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC, Boston Children’s Hospital in Boston and SickKids – Hospital in Toronto Ontario Canada. These three hospital’s have funding set aside for children the world over (including the UK), to be transported for some of the best care available in the world.
I will be running my Extra Life Campaign from 0800 (GMT) on the 25th October right up until 0800 (GMT) on the 26th October.