Video games are super rad, but how much more rad would they be if you could raise money for cancer while we’re playing them? Well Cure Cancer is giving you the chance in their Holiday Spectacular event, Game On Cancer.
With gaming partners such as Ubisoft, Bethesda, Xbox and PAX, Cure Cancer have some pretty great events, including some massive giveaways in store. Some events that have already been announced include Esports tournaments in partnership with Esports Media House, and a live-streamed one shot adventures D&D focused on famous Christmas movies.
The event will run over the festive season from the 1st – 25th of December and is hoping to raise 100K to help with cancer research. So how do you get involved? If you want to Stream and donate, you can sign up to stream a charity event on your channel and ask your viewers to donate funds. From there you will receive XP points for every dollar raised which will go towards your chance to win exclusive merch.
If you’d rather watch the festivities and not partake in streaming, there are heaps of streamers already signed on to get behind. One includes gaming community channel, Back Pocket and PandaTV delivered a special stream looking at a pre-release of Magic the Gathering: Crimson Vow last week. The stream provided a look at the game, lots of prizes for those who donated and raised $700! If you want to watch the stream and donate, you can do so here.
Cure Cancer has so far helped raised funding for 534 early career researchers. This money helps these researchers get their ideas off the ground and many have become leaders in global cancer research. This isn’t Cure Cancer’s first fundraiser involving the gaming community either, with past events such as STREAMtember and Superhero Streamers raising thousands of dollars towards funding cancer research in 2021.
We all know cancer sucks, but gaming and helping raise money for cancer research definitely does not – so get your buds together and stream, watch and donate to this awesome cause! If you want to sign up to stream, you can do so at Tiltify. If you’d rather watch others take the stage, you can follow Cure Cancer on Discord and Twitter