GFGC Winter is Curing Campaign

Welcome to our 2017-18 year global changers! We kicked off our new year this last weekend at our GFGC Wrap-Up 2017 event, and made some exciting announcements in addition to celebrating the occasion. Before we get into more details about our upcoming events, I’d like to first recognize the fantastic community members who received honors last weekend.

  • Community member Arflic was recognized as our first Member of the Month Award winner for 2017-18.
  • Julie V. was awarded the 2017 GFGC Inspiring Supporter Award.
  • Community members PastelElephant, Morbze, and Sean were the Class of 2017 inductees into the Gaming for Global Change Hall of Fame.

Congrats to our award winners, and a welcome to our new inductees into the GFGC Hall of Fame, thank you for all that you have done and continue to do for Gaming for Global Change!

Gaming for Global Change, brace yourselves, because this winter is coming, this winter is counting, this winter is curing. In case you missed our announcement at the Wrap-Up, we are dedicating the next two months to raising money for the benefit of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, through our “Winter is Curing” campaign!

Many children in the world are afflicted with life-threatening diseases, with some lacking medical care due to their socioeconomic status, and many facing a future without a cure. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is aiming to change this reality; by advancing cures and means of prevention for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment, St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats, and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Consistent with the vision of their founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based upon race, religion, or their family’s ability to pay. St. Jude’s impact in the fight against pediatric diseases has reached all around the world, and has caused a 60% growth in the survival rate of childhood cancer, and they won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.

We hope to support St. Jude’s efforts to end childhood cancer by raising $500 for the charity through our Winter is Curing campaign. We can’t achieve this alone however, and want your help! Donate to the cause using the link below, share the cause with friends and family on social media, and consider streaming for the benefit of the campaign! Any action, support or help you can give assists in the fight against childhood cancer.

As announced at the Wrap-Up event, the Winter is Curing campaign will culminate at the end of December with our next charity marathon, Nintendothon.Nintendothon, our upcoming charity marathon for the benefit of St. Jude, is a 96 Hour gaming event of Nintendo games throughout the decades, including classics like Super Mario Bros and The Legend of Zelda, and recent titles, like 1 2 Switch and Breath of the Wild. Much like Wiitendothon back in July, Nintendothon will feature a large library of games played throughout the 96 hour event, ensuring that you get to see your favorites! Nintendothon will begin at 4:00PMCT on December 27th, 2017 at our new fundraising page, and also at our Twitch channel. Stay tuned for more information regarding Nintendothon within the coming weeks!

Brace yourselves GFGC, because Winter is Curing! Donate to St. Jude now through our fundraiser campaign page, found at https://tiltify.com/@gamingforglobalchange/gfgc, share the cause with friends and family, and spread the word on social media using #GFGCWinterisCuring! Together we can make an impact in the fight against childhood cancer. Together, we can game for global change.

I can’t wait to see all we accomplish this winter. Let’s support St. Jude!

 

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