Alabama Gamers Giving Back and Gearing Up for "Extra Life" Game Day on Nov. 7
BIRMINGHAM – Gamers registered in Extra Life, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals) fundraising program, are preparing to raise funds and awareness for Children’s of Alabama on Saturday, Nov. 7, as part of the 2015 Extra Life Game Day.
For the 24-hour fundraiser, gamers register for free at www.Extra-Life.org, then select their local CMN Hospital, establish a fundraising goal and seek donations from friends and family.
“Extra Life continues to grow because it answers a very simple question: How can I use my love for gaming to make life better for kids in my community?” said Jeromy Adams, founder and managing director of Extra Life. “The call to give back is connecting children’s hospital advocates across North America – from families to college students and everyone in between. Play games to heal kids treated at Children’s of Alabama.”
Since 2008, Extra Life has raised more than $14 million benefitting 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across North America. Alabama gamers raised more than $19,000 during last year’s game day alone. Donations stay local to the community in which they are raised and benefit Children’s of Alabama.
Those interested in gaming for kids treated at Children’s can register at www.Extra-Life.org. Follow the action at #EXTRALIFE or learn more at www.facebook.com/ExtraLife4Kids and www.twitter.com/ExtraLife4Kids.
About Extra Life
Extra Life is a Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® fundraising program within the gaming community. Participants fundraise year-round and pledge to game for 24 hours with one goal: to save and improve the lives of sick and injured kids. Funds raised stay local to help pediatric patients at 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across North America. Since 2008, Extra Life has raised more than $14 million for member hospitals. The movement, formed by gamers bonded by passion, is committed to saving and improving the lives of local kids. Play games, heal kids and join the community today at www.extra-life.org.
About Children’s of Alabama
Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama. Ranked among the best pediatric medical centers in the nation by US News & World Report, Children’s provided care for youngsters from every county in Alabama, 42 other states and 10 foreign countries last year, representing more than 653,000 outpatient visits and nearly 14,000 inpatient admissions. With more than 2 million square feet, Children’s is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. More information is available at www.childrensal.org.
About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the United States and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity’s Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Money Where the Miracles Are at www.cmnhospitals.org and www.facebook.com/CMNHospitals.