Have you ever wanted to be a superhero? Well, you’re in luck! Help us raise money for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHoP) and you’ll be the best superhero ever!
On April 9th, 2016 (this Saturday!), Real Women of Gaming is participating in an amazing multi-stream charity event. We will be joining Firelight Studios and Sir Turtle Gaming to play games, give away some free stuff and raise awareness and funds for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Art and Music Therapy Department through the charity Extra Life.
What is Extra Life?
According to their website, Extra Life began in 2008. The charity brings gamers together for 24-hour gaming marathons to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals. Since it was founded, Extra Life has raised over $14 billion.
Founded in 1855, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia was the nation’s first hospital devoted to the care of children. They’ve had a dramatic impact on their community as well as around the world with innovations in treatment and care.
Real Women of Gaming, Firelight Studios and Sir Turtle Gaming have chosen to support CHoP because it is our local CMN Hospital. CHoP has had major benefits on our community and this is our way of saying thank you and returning the favor.
Why Art and Music Therapy?
Art and Music Therapy can play an important role in recovery and treatment for children. When conducted by trained professionals, Art and Music Therapy can benefit sick and injured children in the following ways:
- Inspiring self-expression
- Helping process traumatic experiences
- Boosting self-esteem and positive body image
- Fostering a sense of independence
- Promoting social interaction and communication skills
- Encouraging the development of healthy coping strategies
What can I do to help?
There are a few things you could do!
First, you could join Real Women of Gaming on Twitch or in-person at Uncanny! Comics in the Plymouth Meeting Mall on April 9th. Our livestream will start at 12AM. The in-store event will start at 10AM.
Second, you could donate directly to Extra Life through this link. Our goal is $5000. I know we can reach it!
Third, you could tune in to Firelight Studios or Sir Turtle Gaming‘s respective Twitch streams or join them at Uncanny! Comics in the King of Prussia Mall or Montgomery Mall locations. Both livestreams will begin at 10AM and finish at 10AM on April 10.
Finally, if you’re a night owl, you can join all three live streams at Gamer’s Heaven in Phoenixville, starting at 9PM on April 9th.
Join us in supporting this important cause and remember: It’s For the Children!