April is here, and that means I must get myself in gear for Extra Life 2015. This year’s event will take place on November 7, and I will once again take part in the 25 hour gaming marathon to raise money for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. All proceeds raised during the 2015 event will be going to CHOA Family Services. Family Services supplies teachers, social workers, chaplains and other support services for families and children while they are being treated at CHOA facilities, inpatient or out. (more…)
April 2, 2015
May 17, 2013
On November 2nd, 2013, I am once again participating in Extra Life, an epic 25 hour gaming marathon to raise money for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. This will be my fourth year taking part in the event, playing as a giant Thank You to CHOA for taking care of my husband Matt while he was being treated for leukemia when he was younger. I am eternally indebted to them for everything they did and making it so Matt would end up part of my life. (more…)
September 20, 2012
On October 19th I will once again be participating in the epic 24 hour video game playing marathon for charity that is Extra Life. For as little as $1 an hour (that’s only $24!) or any sized flat donation, you can help me raise funds that will help children and their families while they undergo treatment. All donations are tax deductible and every penny of it will go towards Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
Goal for 2012: $200
Like last year, my decision to play for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is to give back to them for being there for my husband when he needed them as a child. Going through cancer treatments is scary as hell, and I want the support system they had for him to be there for more children in his situation for years to come.
I haven’t yet decided which games I’ll be playing this year during the event, mostly because I am work on my backlog and still figuring out if we’ll be picking anything up before the event takes place. A list of games will go in this spot eventually, just as soon as I know what that situation is.
You can keep updated as to my goings on with Extra Life 2012 by following me on Twitter or checking back on this post.
Update 1: I had to push my play date forward to Oct 19th from the official date of Oct 20th to accommodate last minute weekend plans.
October 14, 2011
October 14th Update:
Many thanks to all of my friends and family members who helped me reach my goal this week. I couldn’t have done this without you. You will be putting smiles on faces and for that, you are heroes.
Now onto my gaming schedule for the big event! I will be starting at 0:00am Oct 15th and playing for 24hrs straight (with potty/food breaks and a shower thrown in). Here’s my gaming breakdown.
0:00am – 4:00am: A mix of Fallout New Vegas DLC (Honest Hearts & Dead Money)
4:00am – 9:00am: Silent Hill Homecoming
9:00am – 2:00pm: Persona 4
Depending on when we end campaign mode, I may switch to You Don’t Know Jack or play something on my PSP (I like to give my 360 cool down time as she’s getting older). You can follow me on Twitter for updates. (more…)