As many of you know, because I got your emails about it, SarcasticGamer has launched a yearly charity event to help fight cancer effecting children called “Extra Life”, in association with a children’s hospital in Texas and other associations. A bunch of you got all out of joint because of the use of the name.
Let me put an end to that by letting you know, I have had a great chat with the SarcasticGamer guys about it, and everything is on the up and up. The name was all about it fitting their event, which it does, and they assure me they never had any intention of creating brand issues with me. I believe them and appreciate them being so up front with me.
To take it a step further, I am happy to announce that I am behind their efforts 100%. This is yet another great way for gamers to show their support for important causes. Starting today, ExtraLife, ExtraLife Radio, The Instance, and everything else I have my hands in are officially backing this project, and happy to do so.
Here’s a snippet from the official site:
On Saturday October 18th, 2008 gamers from around the world will come together for 24 hours to raise money and awareness for the cause of pediatric cancer. Cancer is the number one cause of non-accidental death in children.
Together, we’re going to stand with the families from around the world who come to Texas Children’s Cancer Center in Houston, Texas for lifesaving treatment. Texas Children’s Cancer Center serves kids worldwide regardless of their family’s ability to pay.
This generous philosophy means that your support is crucial to ensuring not only the development of new cutting edge cures, but also to provide care to kids from all corners of the globe.
Be a hero by simply doing something you love! Play games. Heal kids.
I will be running banners on the site, doing promos on the shows, and doing other things to show not only the support of ExtraLife, but that of it’s fan base as well. If you are at all interested in helping out with this charity, you can find all the details right on the site. And hey, who doesn’t want to play games for 24 hours straight for the good of humanity? Check it out.