While most of us play video games as a hobby, there are those who game for a cause. I’d personally like to spread the word about two amazing charity organizations that are raising money to benefit children across the country with a video game marathon.
Scare to Care is a yearly videogame-based fundraiser to benefit Camp Kesem UCSD, a non-profit organization which hosts yearly camps for the children of cancer patients. The marathon, taking place from May 26-28 will be streamed live over the internet for the entire world to see and enjoy. Their goal this year is community and audience participation, so you can expect to see familiar faces, fun prizes, and hilarious scares throughout the entire marathon. You can check out the game-a-thon and donate here.
Headshots from the Heart, is a video-gaming marathon broadcast live on the internet from the heart of Waterloo Region. The players will combat eye strain, exhaustion, and carpel tunnel syndrome in an effort to raise money in support of Child’s Play, an international children’s charity that supports children’s hospitals worldwide by accumulating as many headshots during a play through of the game as possible, with pledges from audience members. To support the cause, visit their homepage here.
I know I usually write about my personal journey and experiences in relation to gaming but what the guys at Scare to Care and Headshots from the Heart are doing is not only creative, but honorable. Please support their fundraisers and if not, spread the word to your friends.