A group of gamers has announced that they will play a marathon of Fallout 3 in order to raise money for the charity Childs Play. Here's the press release:
On February 17th, a group of gamers will be playing through the popular video game "Fallout 3" for over sixty hours, all while collecting donations for Child's Play Charity, giving entertainment and more importantly, hope, to those in children's hospitals.
Child's Play (www.childsplaycharity.org)
is a charity "dedicated to improving the lives of children in hospitals around the world through the kindness and generosity of the video game community and the power of play". Over almost a decade, it has raised over ten million dollars for those children, donations which Cameron D. Hosner, President & CEO of the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, says will "support seriously-ill children in hospitals by distracting them from their illnesses, and help them cope with fear, anxiety, and boredom”.
Over a period of almost two years, this marathon team has raised over two thousand dollars throughout three marathons. We have been able to do this both by showcasing the game and through audience interaction. The viewers of the marathon aren't just viewers, they are participants, and valued members of the team.
The event begins at www.fallout3marathon.com at February 17th at 5:00 PM Pacific, and will stretch on for over sixty hours.
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Fallout 3 Marathon is a charity event where money will be raised for Child's Play Charity while a group of teenagers play through the popular video game Fallout 3.