Play your favourite games and help local kids
Calling all gamers!
Extra Life is an innovative event open to anyone keen to make a difference for sick and injured children. By playing video games or board games for 24 hours and asking friends and family to donate to their local children’s hospital, Extra Life participants have helped to enhance health care for children across the continent.
BC’s very own Extra Life Guild invited all interested gamers to attend its kick-off event on Monday, April 20 at the Child & Family Research Institute at BC Children’s Hospital. Guests learned more about Extra Life and the impact that donations have on the lives of BC’s children.
BC Children’s Hospital’s 2015 Champion Child, Hans Gabriel Rana, also made an appearance. Hans is an avid gamer himself who will be playing for 24 hours on November 7 when the official Extra Life marathon begins.
Hans Gabriel gave us some insight about his thoughts on the event: “Extra Life will raise more money for BC Children’s Hospital and the money will help kids in the hospital,” says Hans Gabriel. “I think that we’re going to be able to raise $200 this year,” he added, smiling. Twenty-four hours is a long time to play but Hans thinks he’ll, “for sure,” make it through because he’ll be playing his favourite games, Minecraft and Smash Brothers.
Join us and Hans on November 7 in getting involved with the eighth annual Extra Life gaming marathon and help BC’s kids!
About Extra Life
Extra Life began in 2008 in honour of Victoria Enmon, an active gymnast, cheerleader and gamer who tragically lost her life to acute lymphoblastic leukemia when she was 15 years old.
In association with the Children’s Miracle Network, when you sign up to play games for 24 hours, you will be supporting your local children’s hospital – BC Children’s Hospital – and its patients.
To learn more about Extra Life, visit www.extra-life.org.
About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Founded in 1983, the Children’s Miracle Network is an international, non-profit organization that partners with 170 children’s hospitals in the United States and Canada to raise funds, promote awareness and support medical research.
To date, Children’s Miracle Network has raised over $4.7 billion USD for children’s hospitals, including BC Children’s Hospital.