Saturday, September 10, 2011

Play Games...Heal Kids!

Want to be a real life hero?
Who doesn't?  

Children all over the county are dealt some pretty tough cards sometimes, but on October 15, 2011, you can help those kids win.

Logan at Buffalo Children's Hospital
This is something that recently hit home.  Not long ago, my son, Logan, had his own scary adventures with the hospital.  He suffers from Febrile Seizures and, as you can imagine, it is a terrifying event for both him and his parents.  Without the wonderful doctors and nurses, I would not have known what to do.  I thank God every day for the support and care they have provided to our family.  They made us all feel safe and informed.  This event is my way of giving back, and is a cause near and dear to my heart.

Extra Life, an annual 24-hour video game marathon started by Sarcastic Gamer, raises money to help kids at Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.  It's simple.  You sign up. You get sponsors.  And you play games for 24 hours.  Fun right?  The more people you get to sponsor you, the more money you will earn for your local Children's Hospital.  And that's the best part.  You can pick YOUR local hospital and 100% of your donations go directly to them! 

Last year, gathered their forces and joined Sarcastic Gamer to bring board and card games to the fight.  From 8 AM Saturday to 8 Am Sunday, gamers all around the world played games to help heal kids. Their efforts, as a member of Team,  raised over $5,000 for their local hospitals.  I was one of those gamers.  So, if you are a fan of board and card games, join Team or start your own!

If you can't commit to the full 24 hours (it doesn't have to be a continuous 24 hours), or if you are just not that into games, but you still want to help, search for team and you can sponsor one of our team members.  I will be raising money again this year and have hopes that we can beat last year's record.

So, join in the fight and help us give kids Extra Life!

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