Finally, A Marathon I Might Actually Finish

Sarcastic Gamer and Texas Children's Hospital (where yours truly went for many a medical malady in her youth) are teaming up for a second annual gaming marathon to benefit pediatric cancer research and treatment.

Extra Life, as the gig is called, generated $US120,000 last year with their 24-hour gaming marathon event. This year, they're kicking it off a little early and asking all participants to score four sponsors at $US1 an hour each to break last year's total.

The event starts at 8 AM on October 17 in participants' local time zones. Gamers can play literally any games they want (Windows solitaire, Batman: Arkham Asylum, even an emulation of Oregon Trail, if you've got it) starting from that time until 8 AM the following morning to honour their commitment. Sponsors' donations are naturally tax-deductible. Oh, and you get a free t-shirt if you break the $US129 mark.

Check it out here.

Note: This image is a piece of art from the Making a Mark exhibit currently on display at Texas Children's Hospital through a sponsorship from Texas Children's Cancer centre and The Periwinkle Foundation.


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