What is up, folks? Yes, you are reading that 100% right I will be doing another 24 hour gaming marathon raising money for charity! The event will be starting on Monday June 20th at 9 am EST and end at 9 am EST on June 21st.
So what charity will I be raising money for this time? The charity of choice this time around is called CURE (Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy.) Seeing how we were able to get to our goal of $1000 on the last charity event (thank you to all of you who participated, and donated either time or money.) I figured this time we will go a little bit bigger so the goal will be between $1500-$2000 (still finalizing that.)
So the question will undoubtedly come up why this specific charity? Well, time for a very personal connection to this .June 20th is the birthday for my brother who had epilepsy, and ended up passing away because of it. To give some more clarity to that he suffered 14 severe seizures in 18 months on the 15th one, unfortunately because of all the prior ones, his heart could not take it and he ended up going into cardiac arrest and went over 15 minutes without oxygen to his brain.
So for the next 5 days my family and I spent watching him leave this world in the hospital essentially brain dead, no neural activity except for in the brain stem which only controls bare basics, and those could only be maintained with help from machines. We ended up having to make the tough call to pull those machines after 5 days and many different doctor’s all coming back with the same prognosis and we had to let him go.
So because of epilepsy my parents lost a son, my sisters and I lost a brother, and his 7 year old daughter (she’s 22 now) at the time lost her father. So if by staying up and playing some games can potentially help fund some research that might help some family not have to go through what mine did it is totally worth it.
Structure of Event-
-2 hour intervals per game
-10 minute break between change in game (bathroom, eat drink etc)
-12 games total (mix of single player and multiplayer)
-game giveaways (at random)
If the final fundraising goal is reached a few different things are up for grab
- A $50 donation to an OSS project from a list that the community will get to choose from one with the most votes will get the donation
- IF we reach the fundraising goal I will arrange with the other DLN host for us to do a DLN Game Night and we will all play Among Us (yes that means even me!)
There will polls for the multiplayer games that you folks will be choosing for us to play, These polls will be posted in the Discourse Forum, Twitter, Telegram, YouTube Community Tab. So once you see them posted make sure to go vote!