Video, board and lawn game event on Nov. 2 to support Beaumont Children’s Hospital through ‘Extra Life’ fundraiser

10/25/2013

Registration for gaming fundraiser going on now at Extra-Life.org

Families, individuals and game groups are coming together to help sick and injured children treated at Beaumont Children's Hospital with a fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 2 called Extra Life. This event, in coordination with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals across North America, adds a life-saving purpose to playing video, board and lawn games.

Gamers can register for free at www.Extra-Life.org and select Beaumont Children's Hospital as their charity of choice. Once a fundraising account and goal is established, participants ask friends and family to support their game day.

"Extra Life was a big success for us last year," says Matt Romkey, associate director, Children's Miracle Network, Beaumont Children's Hospital. "All funds raised by gamers in Southeast Michigan stay here and benefit the kids at Beaumont Children's Hospital."

To encourage the power of group fundraising, this year's gaming communities who raise the most collective funds can win up to $60,000 for their local hospital. More information is available at http://blog.extra-life.org/2013/09/diablos-extra-life-challenge.html.

In addition, this year Sony Computer Entertainment America, makers of PlayStation, have teamed up with Extra Life to drive and awareness and donations for Beaumont Children's Hospital. Free games and a grand prize are available for reaching fundraising levels up to $100. Learn how to become part of this year's "PlayStation Nation" at: http://us.playstation.com/community/extralife.html

"Every year since 2008, the gaming community has increasingly embraced Extra Life as a way to give back locally for the love of gaming," says Jeromy 'Doc' Adams, Extra Life founder and program director. "We're gearing up to have our best fundraising year yet! Local gamers are the reason this program has taken off and raised millions for hospitals needing help."

To learn more and to register for this year's Extra Life gaming event, visit www.extra-life.org, Like on Facebook at www.facebook.com/extralife4kids or follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/extralife4kids.

More about Extra Life:

Extra Life was created by Jeromy 'Doc' 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 2012, Extra Life participants reached a fundraising milestone, with thousands of gamers raising more than $2.1 million directly benefiting Children's Miracle Network Hospitals across the United States and Canada.

About Beaumont Children's Hospital, SE Michigan's Children's Miracle Network affiliate:

Beaumont Children's Hospital doctors provide comprehensive health services for infants, children and adolescents in nearly every medical and surgical subspecialty. Part of Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Beaumont Children's Hospital features a team of more than 80 pediatric subspecialists and more than 200 board-certified pediatricians in addition to pediatric nurses and support staff. Facilities include dedicated pediatric units in Royal Oak and at Beaumont Hospital, Troy as well as outpatient locations throughout Metro Detroit. Expert pediatric services include emergency care, hematology-oncology, newborn and pediatric intensive care, pediatric surgery and craniofacial surgery among other specialties. Beaumont Children's Hospital is a member of the Children's Hospital Association and is the only Children's Miracle Network Hospitals affiliate in Southeast Michigan. Find out more at www.beaumontchildrenshospital.com , connect on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beaumontchildrenshospital or call 855-480-KIDS (5437).

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