Gaming for Charity take two!
It’s very early to announce this, but I wanted to get this up. As you remember from last year, I participated in Sarcastic Gamer‘s Extra Life charity. It’s a 24 hour gaming marathon to raise money for children’s cancer research. I want to thank last year’s sponsors heavily and everyone who supported me last year during the 24-hour run through!
I had an absolute blast last year and while I was working at Justin.tv I helped promote the gamers who took part in the charity marathon and participated with them. Together we raised nearly $20,000 for Extra Life.
I wanted to take a moment to highlight two of my favourite moments from last year. I broadcasted the entire event and these two video clips come from hour 23, when I was totally starting to lose steam and getting very sleepy and everything devolved into “That’s what she said” jokes and sex humour.
This year I’ll be doing it again and you can help me! I’ll be joining up with team WNOHGB with my good friend @otaking to try to raise money for the Children’s Hospital & Research Center of Oakland, CA. I have a personal goal of $1,000 this year, but I know that with your help, we can do this together! I’m also dedicating my participation in this year’s event to my friend Drew Olanoff who has been kicking Cancer’s Ass and has gotten thousands to #blamecancer in the hopes to raise awareness and funding to cancer research. I’ve always adored Drew and he’s been an inspiration to me both as a Community Manager and a person.
Now, the question remains. How can you help? Below is a clip of my donation page, you can choose to sponsor me as I play for 24 hours straight on October 16th 2010, spread the word to your friends or sign up with me! Join me and team WNOHGB and help raise money for cancer research! Together we can help kick cancer’s ass! If you have any questions don’t hesitate to shoot me an email or contact me on twitter: @tia_marie, I’ll be happy to answer your questions!