Junkie Nation, we call upon you! On Oct. 8, 2011 we’re raising money and awareness the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital by playing video games for TWENTY FOUR HOURS (hopefully) straight! We want to get everyone in the Junkie Nation community involved. You can either join our team on the Extra Life event site or make a contribution and sponsor Teljair. Keep in mind, your donation is tax-deductible and 100 percent of your gift goes to help kids!
In addition to your contributions helping kids you could win an in-game item for RIFT. If you make a donation, sponsor Teljair, or join our team, make a comment on this post so we know. We’ll randomly select some winners after the event. Also, if you do join our team make sure you email Teljair@Rerollz.com so we can keep in touch and game together on the 8th.
During the event we’ll be live on Twitter, Facebook, and the Junkie Nation websites.
Click here to JOIN the JUNKIE NATION TEAM and get people to sponsor YOU!
Click here to SPONSOR or Donate to Teljair’s fundraising!
Extra Life began in 2008 as a way of honoring a young lady named Victoria Enmon. Tori’s battle against acute lymphoblastic leukemia inspired the Sarcastic Gamer Community in a way that is difficult to describe. Members sent in video games and bought gifts to keep Tori’s spirits up despite numerous hospital stays and three bouts with the deadly disease.
Tragically, we lost Tori to cancer in January 2008. Later that year, I asked my partners at Sarcastic Gamer if they would be interested in Extra Life, a 24-hour video game marathon to raise money for the hospital that treated and fought beside Tori. In 2008 and 2009 Extra Life raised a combined $302,000, 100 percent of which went directly to help kids like Tori at my local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital (Texas Children’s Hospital).
While thousands of gamers, more than 100 websites and more than 12,000 donors were happy to support Extra Life, many expressed their desire to raise money to help kids closer to home. In what I can only consider destiny, in 2009 I left behind my radio career and went to work full-time for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals as a Radiothon Director. This life-changing event gave me unique insight into an incredible non-profit organization that helps kids all over the United States and Canada.
I quickly realized that Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals would be the perfect solution to expand Extra Life into more communities.
This year, when you sign up to play video games for 24 hours on Oct. 15, 2011, you won’t just be raising money for kids. You’ll be supporting LOCAL kids and their families. Kids right in your own backyard.
All the money you raise for Extra Life 2011 will go directly to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital of your choice.