ExtraLife is an annual fundraising event that aims to raise funds and awareness for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
To date the event has raised more than $440,000 to help kids live long and happy lives by providing hospitals with much-needed funding for equipment and programs.
All of the money raised stays in the region where it is raised. The Comox Valley team is raising funds for the BC Children’s Hospital.
ExtraLife participants are extraordinary people of all ages that pledge 24 hours of their life to make a great difference in someone else’s. Participants of ExtraLife pledge to play video games for 24 hours in exchange for the generous donations.
These hours can be split up if during the event you feel the need to stop, just do what you can and make up the game time later on. ExtraLife takes place on the third Saturday of every October. This year’s event falls on Oct. 15.
The Children’s Miracle Network is a non-profit organization that raises funds for more than 170 children’s hospitals. Countless individuals, organizations and media partners unite with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to help sick and injured kids in local communities.
Donations to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals create miracles by funding medical care, research and education that saves and improves the lives of 17 million children every year.
To donate to the local Comox Valley fundraising team, visit the ValleyLinks office at 532 Fifth St. in Courtenay, Games and Grounds at 4-239 Puntledge Rd. in Courtenay, or online at extralife.valleylinks.net.