Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Join us once again for the Extra Life gaming marathon, raising money for children’s hospitals

Reddit + Extra Life 2015

For the fourth year in a row, reddit is officially partnering with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in their annual Extra Life gaming marathon, and we’d like you to join us. On November 7th, many of us will be spending the day gaming furiously to raise money for kids, and we hope you will, too. Previous years have proven to be a blast at reddit HQ.

What is Extra Life?

Extra Life is an annual fundraising event held by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to raise money for children’s hospitals all over the United States and Canada.

How do I Participate?

You can either sign up to participate in the marathon yourself (join team Reddit!), or simply sponsor your friends and family who want to game for charity. Be sure to subscribe to r/ExtraLife to post updates and talk to your fellow gaming enthusiasts!

By signing up, you agree to participate in a 24-hour gaming marathon on November 7th. You then recruit sponsors to help you raise money for a children’s hospital of your choice. YOU get to choose where the money YOU raise goes. 100% of it.

Can’t commit to that date? Can’t commit to 24 straight hours? No worries. The charity is based on an honor system. Get the hours in when it’s convenient for you.

Join Our Team

More Information

Did you know that children’s hospitals depend on charitable donations to operate? It’s one of the many surprising facts I discovered when I visited the CMN Hospitals headquarters in Utah earlier this year. I also learned that, in order to be considered to be part of their Network, your hospital requires that no child is ever turned away from treatment, despite things like lack of insurance, or other inability to pay.

CMN Hospitals is also highly ranked, and post their annual audits publicly.

Last year, Team Reddit, with 591 members raised $107,882.04! We ranked 14th of all the teams that participated. This year, we're getting ambitious and setting our goals to $150,000. We can't do it without you.

Extra Life was born out of the compassion and desire play games and help kids. Here at reddit, we like doing both as well. We hope you'll join us.