This upcoming Saturday, November 2nd Ben and I will be running a special one-shot 13th Age adventure during Extra Life, a wonderful gaming charity event that supports the Children’s Miracle Network of Hospitals. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals across North America, which, in turn, uses the money where it’s needed the most. Donations stay in the community, helping local kids. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $4 billion, most of it $1 at a time. These funds support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care, all in support of the mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Last year Extra Life raised $2 million dollars for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
Together Ben and I will be supporting the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago where more than 149,000 patients are treated each year thanks to the efforts of various fundraising efforts like Extra Life. These kids are facing scary stuff like cancer, cystic fibrosis, and injuries from accidents to name just a few.
If you are local to the Chicago / west suburbs area we invite you to join us! This event will be held at Fair Game store in Downers Grove, IL. Because this is a charity event we do ask that participants consider making a minimum $5 donation in support of the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Your donation is tax-deductible and ALL PROCEEDS go to help kids. If you are not local to the area we hope you will participate in the marathon or find other Extra Life events going on in your area. It is a great way to celebrate the social impact of gamers!
Right now this 13th Age game is being scheduled tentatively from Noon to 3pm on Saturday, November 2nd, but we will have this game on hand to run anytime during the day. Pre-generated character sheets, miniatures, pen and paper will be provided. Both of us will be participating in the Extra Life marathon and gaming for 25 hours at Fair Game starting 10am Saturday, November 2nd until 10am Sunday, November 3rd. This is a great opportunity to help kids while doing what you love, playing games!
You can find more about Extra Life here or visit our donation page directly. Interested in joining us? Drop us a comment below or email Sarah at Smiller264@yahoo.com. We look forward to hearing from you!
Thank you for helping support kids in need!