East Texas Gamers Gear up to "Extra Life" on October 25 for TMF - CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System

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Published on September 29, 2014

East Texas Gamers Gear up to "Extra Life" on October 25 for Trinity Mother Frances

TYLER, TX — Game lovers of all kinds are spending the next weeks raising funds and deciding what to play on Saturday, Oct. 25 — 2014’s Extra Life game day benefiting Trinity Mother Frances, a member of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

The grassroots gaming experience lets gamers register for free on the Extra Life website, select their local CMN Hospital, establish a fundraising goal and seek donations from friends and family to support their “game day.”

Since 2008, tens of thousands of participants have raised more than $8 million on behalf of this Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals fundraising program. All secure donations made on behalf of Extra Life participants stay local to Trinity Mother Frances to fund life-saving equipment, programs and services for our tiniest patients.

Trinity Mother Frances is gearing up for Oct. 25, game day and has created a team, #WorldofHealing. Those interested in gaming with us for the hundreds of kids treated annually at Trinity Mother Frances can register on the Extra Life website and join our team.

“Extra Life has grown dramatically because it answers a very simple question: how can I use my love of gaming to make life better for kids in my community,” said Jeromy Adams, founder and managing director of Extra Life. “Local gamers are the reason this program has taken off and grown double year-over-year — from families to college students, individuals to teams. Extra Life’s a movement bonded by passion, formed by gamers and committed to helping local hospitals just like Trinity Mother Frances. And we’re gearing up for our best fundraising year yet!”

In addition to registering for Extra Life, folks can check out Facebook and Twitter for more information.

Points for consideration

Children at our hospital enjoy gaming as a distraction from their medical challenges. Extra Life honors that joy.
Extra Life lets gamers play what they want and raise funds as a group, in a common location or from the comfort of their own homes.
Gamers do not have to play all day long; Extra Life is customizable to one’s gaming capacity, and healthy gaming should be considered top priority. More information can be found below in the “Safe Gaming” section.

Safe Gaming

Though the Extra Life program is billed as a gaming marathon, gamers are encouraged to take breaks throughout the day and to implement all applicable safety measures. Players can choose to game for a portion of 24 hours on October 25, spread out their hours over several days or play as a relay among team members. Please visit the Safety Notice page at www.extra-life.org for more tips on how to game wisely.

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