Extra Life, an annual 24-hour video game marathon that raises money to help kids at Children's Miracle Network Hospitals has been running for a while now and is truly a great cause. I've been doing it for the past 2 years and livestreamed it for 24hrs each time. With the help of the GiantBomb community last year we raised $1,859.62 and I see no reason why we can't raise more this year. On Oct. 20th, 2012, We'll attempt to play an 24 hour video game marathon and it's our hope that you'll support us with a donation that will go directly to that team member's chosen hospital.
So if you want to get involved go to http://extra-life.org/ and during registration select GiantBomb as the team you would like to join or if you have already resisted go to this link (http://www.extra-life.org/team/teamgb) and hit join team. If you are participating but for whatever don't want to join the GiantBomb team post the link to your fundraising page and I will update the first post with a list of charitable duders.
The following is taking from the official FAQ:
What if I can't commit to that date or the entire time? The idea and spirit of Extra Life is that everyone pulls together at the same time, but we know that’s not going to be possible for everyone. Don’t let a commitment on the 15th stop you from joining. Just do what you can and make up the game time later. What matters most is the time you put in BEFORE the event to raise money for these kids.
What if I can't finish the full 24 hours due to commitments or exhaustion? If you won’t be able to finish the whole thing, you can make up the remaining hours later. It’s all on the honor system and what really matters is that we’re all raising money for a great cause. Your sponsors should know they are supporting the cause whether you crash on hour 18 or not.