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Re: Unity Event: Extra Life Charity Drive and Gameathon
« Reply #20 on: September 28, 2012, 06:13:12 PM »
A group of students and I did the Second Life game-a-thon a few years back, and we broadcast the entire 24 hours on w00t Radio. We ended up coming in 2nd in overall fundraising.

Count me in, it's for a good cause! Well, two of 'em in fact...  :)
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Re: Unity Event: Extra Life Charity Drive and Gameathon
« Reply #21 on: September 28, 2012, 06:15:32 PM »

I will do the next best thing. I will "run" the marathon. I hope you all support me, and the rest of our team, and we'll stand tall and proud together.


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Re: Unity Event: Extra Life Charity Drive and Gameathon
« Reply #22 on: September 28, 2012, 06:58:32 PM »

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Re: Unity Event: Extra Life Charity Drive and Gameathon
« Reply #23 on: September 28, 2012, 07:01:21 PM »

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Re: Unity Event: Extra Life Charity Drive and Gameathon
« Reply #24 on: September 28, 2012, 07:07:52 PM »
Can you send me a link to a list of hospitals in the UK?  All I could find were hospitals in the US, and it might be hard to get folks here in the UK to contribute to those when we have children's hospitals like Great Ormond Street in London that need support.

There isn't really a link I can send, the Hospital Network seems to have its website US centered. But in the Extra Life application if you scroll down far enough in the pick your hospital drop down you will see the following for the UK: Children's Hospital For Wales, Royal Hospital For Sick Children, and The Helping Hand Charity to the Royal Belfast Hospital.

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Re: Unity Event: Extra Life Charity Drive and Gameathon
« Reply #25 on: September 28, 2012, 07:08:36 PM »
Can you send me a link to a list of hospitals in the UK?  All I could find were hospitals in the US, and it might be hard to get folks here in the UK to contribute to those when we have children's hospitals like Great Ormond Street in London that need support.

Here's a list of all the hospital options outside of US and Candada you can choose from during sign up:

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-- Ireland --
Cork University Hospital
Mercy University Hospital
Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin
Temple Street Children's University Hospital
The National Children's Hospital, Tallaght
-- United Kingdom --
Children's Hospital for Wales
Royal Hospital for Sick Children
The Helping Hand Charity to the Royal Belfast Hosp
-- Australia --
The Children's Hospital at Westmead
-- International Grant --
Direct my donation to the international grant fund

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Re: Unity Event: Extra Life Charity Drive and Gameathon
« Reply #26 on: September 28, 2012, 07:09:16 PM »
Maybe not, check out the FAQ: http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=cms.page&id=1005&eventID=508

While its true you can do it anytime I don't think it is really the best idea unless you have a buddy. 24 hours is a long time especially if you're doing it alone.

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Re: Unity Event: Extra Life Charity Drive and Gameathon
« Reply #27 on: September 28, 2012, 07:10:53 PM »
Thanks for the international lists, folks.  :)

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Re: Unity Event: Extra Life Charity Drive and Gameathon
« Reply #28 on: September 28, 2012, 07:35:20 PM »
While its true you can do it anytime I don't think it is really the best idea unless you have a buddy. 24 hours is a long time especially if you're doing it alone.

And my real life doesn't stop for 24 consecutive hours these days...let alone the 24 hours I'd need after that to recover. @.@

I just finished posting a contribution to a prescription drug abuse deterrence toolkit. Now I need to go study. It kind of goes like that for me.
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Re: Unity Event: Extra Life Charity Drive and Gameathon
« Reply #29 on: September 28, 2012, 07:36:45 PM »
http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&participantID=36649

:( No donations yet.  :'(

Hoping my F&F are just waiting for paychecks. :D

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Re: Unity Event: Extra Life Charity Drive and Gameathon
« Reply #30 on: September 28, 2012, 07:42:14 PM »
For the last two years I have participated in in-game charity events for Real World Hero, and have been devastated that I could never contribute financially. I still can't, this year.

I've got your back. Wish I had enough cash to spread around to everyone.
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Re: Unity Event: Extra Life Charity Drive and Gameathon
« Reply #31 on: September 28, 2012, 08:01:28 PM »
I can't commit to the whole 24 due to RL demands, but I'll be joining in as much as possible. I've also already made a donation, and as funds allow I'll donate to others.

I still need me a synapse and a citadel, so be on the lookout for Gypsy Witch that day!

Thanks to all who have organized and are participating in this event.

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Re: Unity Event: Extra Life Charity Drive and Gameathon
« Reply #32 on: September 28, 2012, 08:05:17 PM »
Aside from offering monetary support, the best I'll be able to do is keep info flowing on Twitter since I'll quite likely be at work that weekend.
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Re: Unity Event: Extra Life Charity Drive and Gameathon
« Reply #33 on: September 28, 2012, 08:47:54 PM »
Ok,  The Mr and I are tenative on this because I have no idea if he's gonna be home or not for this weekend.  (I'm not gaming for 24hrs without some form of parental backup/support for the kiddos) 

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Re: Unity Event: Extra Life Charity Drive and Gameathon
« Reply #34 on: September 28, 2012, 08:51:45 PM »
is there a way to get this for a twitter feed? that might be able to get us some major sponsors for this event.

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Re: Unity Event: Extra Life Charity Drive and Gameathon
« Reply #35 on: September 28, 2012, 09:21:03 PM »
is there a way to get this for a twitter feed? that might be able to get us some major sponsors for this event.

I'm not sure what you mean.

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Re: Unity Event: Extra Life Charity Drive and Gameathon
« Reply #36 on: September 28, 2012, 09:51:50 PM »
if we need sponsors we can get some of the big kahunas that we have been getting awareness for our cause to become sponsors for us like Kevin Smith, Felicia Day, Wil Wheaton, Stan Lee just to name a few to see what we are doing to help as well?

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Re: Unity Event: Extra Life Charity Drive and Gameathon
« Reply #37 on: September 28, 2012, 09:54:02 PM »
if we need sponsors we can get some of the big kahunas that we have been getting awareness for our cause to become sponsors for us like Kevin Smith, Felicia Day, Wil Wheaton, Stan Lee just to name a few to see what we are doing to help as well?

That would be pretty awesome. I know Titan Network has already done a tweet about it and sadly I just don't have the time to contact the the big names. But if any of you want to take that up that would be fantastic.

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Re: Unity Event: Extra Life Charity Drive and Gameathon
« Reply #38 on: September 28, 2012, 10:20:53 PM »
I am registered with team City of Heroes. I am looking forward to this event.

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Re: Unity Event: Extra Life Charity Drive and Gameathon
« Reply #39 on: September 29, 2012, 12:59:43 AM »
Signed up :)


Here is my address: http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&participantID=36737


Now let's see if I get anyone willing to support me LOL!