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Join Gamers Playing for CHKD on Extra Life Game Day, November 7

Local gamers of all levels and from all categories — console, mobile, PC, table top, etc. — are uniting for one cause on Saturday, November 7: to save and improve the lives of kids treated at Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters (CHKD) in Norfolk, Virginia. Extra Life, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital (CMN Hospital) fundraising program, provides game-loving locals a fun way to support CHKD, the local CMN Hospital.

Participants sign up for the 24-hour gaming marathon and invite friends, family and fans to make a donation to CHKD. The official Game Day is Nov. 7, but participants may complete their 24 hours of play whenever and however they like: all in one day, one hour a day for 24 days, etc. Players may also participate solo or on teams.

The virtual marathon is expected to involve 50,000 gamers fundraising for 170 CMN Hospitals across North America. The 2019 event raised more than $1 million on Game Day, contributing to the year’s total of $15.1 million. Since its inception in 2008, Extra Life has raised more than $70 million for member hospitals. The secure donations fund the selected hospital’s greatest needs, often including pediatric medical equipment, research, therapy programs and charitable care.

Extra Life partners with some of the largest names in the gaming industry, including Twitch, Rooster Teeth, reddit, Wizards of the Coast, Humble Bundle, Microsoft, The Bungie Foundation and ArenaNet. While anyone can participate, many expert gamers and broadcasters live-stream their play and earn donations from followers.

Interested participants can register at, select Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters as their preferred CMN Hospital, set a fundraising goal and collect donations throughout the year for kids in need. Learn more about CHKD and how donations are saving kids’ lives at