I’m finally done fundraising for WalkMS 2014. Final dollar amount raised…
My original goal was $1500, but that was met early on the day of the walk event on April 26. I was able to almost triple my goal because I took a different approach to fundraising for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society this year and doing the 3 mile walk in San Diego has proven to be a little outside my physical abilities (I barely finished in 2011).
Instead of just asking friends and family for a donation and not walking, I did a live broadcast over the internet via Twitch.tv while playing a video game, MechWarrior Online. The broadcast was over four days, April 25-28, where I played 12 hours straight each day. While not a very popular game, MechWarrior Online has proven to have an awesome and charitable community.
Not only did other players and fans of the game donate to the cause, but the makers of MechWarrior Online, Piranha Games (PGI), gave me their support by promoting my event as well as providing 75 free game time codes that I gave away during the event and to people who donated. PGI’s Community Manager, Nikolai Lubkiewicz, even joined me while playing the game for about 10 hours of his own time over the course of the weekend. A number of their employees also made some generous donations.
There are numerous other people I would like to thank, but I already did a lengthy “Thank You” post on the MechWarrior Online message boards and can be found here: http://mwomercs.com/forums/topic/155774-multiple-sclerosis-fund-raising-event/page__fromsearch__1
Overall, this was a very successful fundraising event for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and I’m looking forward to doing it again next year.
If you are interested in donating for this event, this is my donation page: http://main.nationalmssociety.org/goto/gimpy
If that page is no longer available, please visit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society donation page here: http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Donate