Thursday, September 26, 2013

Extra Life: 25 hour Gaming Marathon and Book Giveaway

I'm so excited about this. I'm like Jessie Spano hyped up on caffeine pills.

Here's the deal. On November 2nd October 25th, I will be playing games--computer, video, or otherwise--for 25 hours straight as part of Extra Life: a charity event featuring gamers supporting Children's Miracle Network hospitals. It's awesome. And yes it's also kinda lazy. It's a way for non-5k runners to take a stand (or a sit). But who really cares when it's helping to fund an important and deserving cause?

I will be playing to support the Children's Hospital at Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, Virginia. Carilion Clinic Children’s Hospital (CCCH) is the only children’s hospital in southwest Virginia, and the third largest in the Commonwealth.

CCCH is devoted exclusively to the health care needs of children and improving their quality of life. No child is ever turned away. They are the safety net for southwest Virginia's poorest children, sickest children, and children with the most specialized health care needs. More than two dozen hospitals transport their critically ill and injured children to CCCH for access to the most advanced life-saving technology and medical services available.

You want it. You NEED it.
So I'm asking for some help. It would be tremendous if you blog-reading lovelies were to donate ANY amount to mine, or anyone else's fundraising page.

Donations are tax-deductible and ALL PROCEEDS go to help kids.

And here's the fun part: if you donate $15 or more to my page, I will mail you a free copy of Ernest Cline's awesome video game-celebrating novel, Ready Player One (check out my review here).

When you donate, just let me know in the notes/comments section of your donation that you want the novel by writing "Ready Player One," and be sure to include your email address so I can get your mailing address later. I WILL ship internationally, and buy you any non-English edition if that's what you prefer.

I'll probably be doing some form of live tweeting/blogging/vining (?) November 2nd--I'll let you know when we're closer to the date in case anyone's interested. Or you can say hi to me on Xbox live: my username is Astraea162.

So I have one more thing to ask of you....have any game suggestions? I have a pile of Xbox games to dig into, but I was thinking it'd be nice to play a somewhat socially-conscious game for the occasion. Killing zombies is fun, but doesn't exactly match the warm fuzzies of our fundraising goal. Any ideas?

Thank you guys. You're incredible and awesome and wonderful, whether you're able to donate anything or not. You READ THINGS which is more than enough for me.

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