When Shout was born 6 years and 3 days ago (More on her birthday and adorable Hello Kitty party later). She had some immediate breathing issues as soon as she was born. She got sick and had to stay in the hospital for 5 days. I wish I could say that was the end of it but 2 months later she got a really bad case of RSV and was hospitalized at primary Childrens medical center (which is a Childrens Miracle Network hospital). The staff was amazing. They took such good care of her and were so sweet to me. I always try to be supportive of fundraising for this wonderful hospital that I wanted to let you know about a fun event that is happening soon
It is a 24 hour video game marathon! How fun does that sounds to play computer/iphone/video games to benefit such a great cause! Here is some more info.
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® (CMNHospitals.org), a charity that raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals across North America, will launch its 24-hour video game fundraising marathon called Extra Life on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 8 a.m. local time. The Extra Life Marathon 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.
Each Extra Life participant is asked to raise money by recruiting at least four sponsors to give a minimum of $1 for each hour of the marathon. This equates to just $24 per sponsor. Individuals can play any game they choose — including those on their phone, computer or even board games — and can participate in the marathon from their own homes or create or join groups and play from any location of their choosing. Each donation stays in the community where it was given to benefit the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Individuals can sign up to participate and can donate to the cause at www.extra-life.org.
I love that each donation stays in the community that it was donated in. Awesome!
What are your favorite charitable organizations?
* I was not compensated in any way to post this. I just love this cause and wanted to help spread the word.