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Extra Life Breaks Records for UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital!

Extra Life unites thousands of gamers around the world to play games in support of their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Each year we are continually impressed by the efforts and creativity our Extra Lifers have to support the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital. While the world faced the challenges brought by COVID-19 and staying home, participants used this opportunity to do everything they possibly could to increase support to our hospital. Since it’s beginning in 2008, Extra Life has raised over $400k for our hospital and this year continued breaking records by raising $82,989! These funds are used to provide the newest equipment, support crucial research initiatives, and support our clinical care and Child Life program.


Extra Life participants fundraise all year by livestreaming while playing their favorite video or tabletop games and are encouraged to join us for national game day- a 24 hour livestream. The create fun incentives for donors such as eating spicy food, dying their hair, walking on legos, you name it. We are continually inspired by their hard-work and grateful for their support each year!


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