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Filed under: Uncategorized — Chad L. @ 3:40 am
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So it has been a while since I last posted anything to here due to going back to collage this semester and work and class taking too much of my mental bandwidth. I am posting though today because I could really use everyone’s help with something. I’m sorry about the form-letteritude of this post, but I wasn’t able to sum it up better myself.


On Saturday, October 17th, 2009, I will be be participating in the second annual Extra Life 24-hour gaming marathon funding pediatric cancer research and treatment at Texas Children’s Hospital. This event is a community charity event.

The money raised, every penny of it, will go directly to benefit pediatric cancer treatment and research at Texas Children’s Cancer Center at Texas Children’s Hospital. Texas Children’s is one of the largest pediatric cancer and hematology centers in the world, and sees kids from all 50 states and over 80 countries. Every child gets the same ground-breaking treatment, regardless of their family’s financial situation.

Cancer kills a classroom full of kids every day worldwide. It takes kids from all walks of life, and respects no borders. Cancer doesn’t care about ethnicity or religion. It doesn’t care if a child is from privilege or poverty.

To learn more about this event, visit the Extra Life web site. Click here to visit my Web page.

Each gamer has a set goal to get at least 4 people to sponsor us for just $1/hour for 24 hours. I ask you to consider making a gift to help me achieve this goal. I want this year to be a tremendous success and we need your help to achieve it. I will gratefully accept any donation you are able to make, big or small. All donations are tax-deductible. Click here to make a donation.

Thank you for your consideration in making a contribution to support Texas Children’s Cancer Center. Your donation is a part of great things to come.
While my life has not been directly touched by someone who has had to try living with pediatric cancer, I know people who have not been so lucky.

For that reason, and more I am participating in Extra Life this year, and I am hoping that some of you might be interesting in sponsoring my time. True, it is not a relay being run for 24 hours, or a 40k race, but playing video games for 24 hours straight is what I believe I can do, and so I am going for it. That said, I have never done this before, with the closest I’ve come has been ~8 hours straight.

If you to sponsor me you will see different options for donating, from $1 an hour ($24 total), to $8 an hour ($192 total), or a choice to donate whatever you feel like. To start I am setting my goal for money raised at $200. At that low of an amount, it would take just 8 people saying they would donate $1/h to just about make it.

If you cannot donate anything, it is understandable. I have definitely been in financial situations that have precluded being able to help out with things like this in the past. If there is anyone else you know who might be interested in donating, or doing as I am, and trying to raise money feel free to send this post to them, or even just send them the links that are under the cut.

Thanks in advance.