Local Gamers Help Yakima Memorial Hospital’s Kids with Extra Life

Gaming Marathon on Saturday, Oct. 20

Annual fundraising event allows gamers to register online and play all day and in Yakima we have a local EXTRA LIFE TEAM spear-headed by Daniel Thompson. His facebook page: EXTRA LIFE – Yakima can be found at

Extra Life was created by Adams in 2008 to honor the late Tori Enmon, a 15-year-old Children’s Miracle Network Hospital patient who played video games during her battle with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. In 2011, Extra Life participants reached a fundraising milestone, with more than $1.2 million directly benefiting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the United States and Canada. Hospitals use the funds however they’re needed most, typically to purchase equipment, conduct research and provide uncompensated care.

Though the Extra Life program is billed as a 24-hour marathon, gamers are encouraged to take breaks throughout the day and to implement any applicable safety measures. Players can game for the 24 hours on Oct. 20, spread out their hours over several days or play as a relay among team members.

To learn more about this year’s Extra Life gaming marathon, visit www.extra-life.org, Like on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sgextralife or follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/extralife4kids.

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