Reed Robinson was feeding his horses when he was kicked in the head, which lead to bleeding inside and outside of his brain. While in the hospital, Reed had a portion of his skull removed, and was put into medically induced coma to fight for his life. The total care Reed needed caused him to be in the hospital for 21 days.
Extra Life began in 2008 as a way of honoring a young lady named Victoria Enmon, a 15-year-old girl who played video games during her battle with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The largest children’s hospital charity is launching a 24-hour video game fundraising marathon called Extra Life. The event, held on Saturday, October 15, 2011 will help save the lives of children at local hospitals.
Each Extra Life participant is asked to raise money by recruiting at least four sponsors to give a minimum of $1 for each hour of the marathon. Each donation stays in the community where it is given to benefit the local Children’s Miracle Network hospital.
What makes Extra Life so incredibly easy is you can do it from the comfort of your own home. While many churches and schools do lock-ins for Extra Life, you don’t HAVE to go anywhere. What’s more, you can play any game or games you want to during the event. Xbox 360, PS3, PC, even games on your phone count.
Xbox 360’s Gaming and Giving for Good
Another way to get involved in the cause is to join Xbox 360’s Gaming and Giving for Good (G3) event on Saturday, October 1, 2011. Families and friends can join together to play video games for this great cause. Mobile phone games or even board games can count too.
It’s never been this much fun to do this much good.
We’re giving away an Xbox 360 + Kinect
To celebrate these two amazing events, we are giving away one Xbox 360 4GB Console + Kinect.
It’s valued at $299.99 and includes built-in wi-fi, a black wireless controller, a standard definition composite A/V cable, a Kinect Sensor, the Kinect Adventures game, and even comes with a free one-month Xbox LIVE Gold Membership.
To enter to win the Xbox, leave a comment letting us know what was the most fun you have had while doing something good for someone else.
Extra: Help us spread the word about these charity events helping local children’s hospitals. For this giveaway, we will allow extra entries for those who share this about this event through your blog, Facebook or Twitter. Individuals can sign up at www.extra-life.org.
This giveaway will end on October 14, 2011 at midnight ET and a winner will be chosen at random and announced shortly after. Please see our site’s terms and conditions for more information.
Please note: The Xbox giveaway prize was provided by Xbox/Microsoft and we have not been compensated for this post in any way.