As you probably know, I have Multiple Sclerosis. In the past I have participated in MS fund raising events as a “virtual” participant. Meaning, I raised money but did not do the actual event like bike riding or walking. Back in 2011 I actually walked the 3 mile course in San Diego. It was a beautiful day and the scenery was great, but I barely made it (I was the last person across the finish line) and it took me 3 days to recover. I did raise $1100 for the MS Society though.
I wanted to do the walk again in 2012 and 2013, but walking has become more difficult and I had to take a pass both times. However, I have found a new way to raise money for the MS Society… Playing video games.
What gave me the idea is last year a friend asked me if I wanted to help raise money for Children’s Hospitals. I of course said “Sure. How?” He then pointed me to the Extra Life site. Then on November 2, 2013 we played a video game, MechWarrior Online, for 25 hours straight. I even “broadcasted” the entire event on my Twitch.tv channel so people could watch us play. Although we were very tired at the end, it was a lot of fun and we raised over $1200 for Children’s Hospitals.
The 25 hour event gave me an idea on how I could do basically the same thing, but raise money for the MS Society. Instead of playing for 25 hours straight, I could play four twelve hour sessions over four days and broadcast the entire thing. So, that’s what I’m doing this year… Instead of walking 3 miles, I’m going to play a video game for 48 hours over 4 days.
Right now, my goal is to raise $1500, but will set it higher once that is reached. If you would like to help me reach my goal, please visit My Donation Page and make a donation. There is no minimum donation (use the last donation option) and it is tax deductible. So, please consider helping me and the other 2 million people around the world with Multiple Sclerosis with your gift. We would all greatly appreciate it. Thank you.
And, be sure to Watch Me Play MechWarrior Online live on April 25 through April 28 between 9 AM and 9 PM Pacific.