This coming Saturday, October 15th, I will be participating, along with some of the rest of the Talkingship crew, in a videogame marathon to help sick kids. Beginning early in the morning, I and thousands of other gamers across the country will be plopping down into our recliners, grabbing a ton of energy drinks, and gaming for 24 straight hours. It might sound like an insane way to raise money, but it works! Extra Life has been going on for a few years now, and it is already on it’s way to becoming a multi million dollar fund raiser.
I recently had the privilege of getting a one on one tour of the Children’s Hospital in Aurora, Colorado. I was able to see, first hand, how important the work they are doing actually is. While it is easy to assume that helping to heal kids is a worthwhile cause, seeing it in person made it strike home. I had the honor of getting to know one family in particular, whose family had been shattered by the bad decisions of one drunk driver (the full story is HERE) that killed a father and left his little girl fighting for her life. It was thanks to the work and brilliance of the Children’s Hospital that this little girl, and thousands like her, is still alive.
There are countless good causes in the world, and the moment you choose to help any one of them you are making the decision to do what you can to make this world a better place. My own, personal favorite charity is easily the Children’s Hospital, as there is simply no better cause than to save the life of a child. I believe that with every ounce of my soul, which is why I am asking you to take a moment and help us raise money for them. Even if you can only afford to give $5, that is $5 closer to saving a child’s life. Is there any way you could ever spend that money better? I don’t think so.
Thanks for your time and consideration. Simply reading this article shows that you care, now take one more step and kindly donate to this worthwhile cause.
UPDATE: For those of you that are planning on playing as well, and would like some company, I’m going to be starting at 8am Mountain Time Saturday morning and going until 8am Sunday. I’ll be playing a hell of a lot of COD Blops and Halo Reach as well as some Gears 3. My Xbox Live tag is JitterbugTS. Come and join me!!
Here are a few of our pages. Just click one of the links and donate to our cause. It doesn’t matter which one you choose, they all go to the same place.