Xbox Video Gaming Event to Raise Funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
So far this year, G3 and Extra Life combined have already raised $600,000 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. More than 17,000 people have signed up for the two events, representing gamers from every state.
Extra Life was created to honor the late Victoria (Tori) Enmon, a 15-year-old girl who played video games during her battle with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
“Extra Life carries on Tori’s legacy, as it inspires people of all ages to have fun playing video games while joining together to save the lives of kids in our local communities,” said Jeromy Adams, founder of Extra Life, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals program director and video game blogger at sarcasticgamer.com. “We are thrilled to have Xbox 360 and G3 creating support for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.”
Gamers are encouraged to take breaks throughout the event and to implement any applicable safety measures. If an individual is unable to play the full 24 hours on Oct. 15, he or she can make up the time later or even play before the official launch.