Extra Life is a gaming marathon that makes it easy for people to make a difference in their community while doing what they love to do. It was started in memory of a lively 15-year-old leukemia patient named Victoria Enmon who played games to help pass the time she spent in the hospital for her treatments. Though Tori eventually lost her battle, her story inspired a movement of gamers from all over the nation to help kids at their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.
Extra Life works just like a fundraising walk or run, only you don’t need to leave the comfort of your living room to participate. Simply register to play games for the kids at Children’s Medical Center and ask your family and friends for support. Then challenge yourself to play all 25 hours on one day, in one weekend, or several days before the main event. While many people choose to play video games, you can play whatever you’d like—tabletop games, card games, basketball—anything! Extra Life is all about doing something fun, challenging yourself to do it for a longer period of time, and ultimately raising lifesaving funds for kids in need.