Play Games. Heal Kids.

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Sadly, my work schedule barely allows me time for my writing and artistic endeavors, let alone gaming. Still, for all of you who do have or make time to play various types of games, here’s an opportunity for you to be a hero!

Extra Life is a charity organization which hosts gaming marathons to raise funds for local Children’s Miracle Network hospitals around the nation. They had a table in the main hallway at ConNooga this year, which is how I learned about them. Here is what was on the flier I picked up:

“Extra Life engages gamers in a 24 hour gaming marathon each fall. Participants raise money from friends, family and co-workers to support their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. In 2017, 66 gamers raised $8,010 for Children’s Hospital at Erlanger!

If you want to be part of the fun this year, signing up is easy and free, go to to register. You can play any game on any platform from the comfort of your home – even tabletop games! Extra Life Game Day is Saturday, November 3, 2018 but you can play any day or time that suits your schedule.

Children’s Hospital at Erlanger will be using the money raised by our gamers to go toward the Believe Campaign for phase one of our new Children’s Hospital. For any questions or to get more involved, contact Rebecca Brinkley at or (423)778-7309.”

If you don’t live in the Chattanooga area but would still like to help out, check the Extra Life website for opportunities to game for a cause in your locality.


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