Mark: It’s a fundraising campaign conducted every year to help raise money for the Children's Miracle Network. It was founded by a fellow podcaster named Doc. He was the former host of Sarcastic Gamer, back in 2008. Every fall since, gamers from all across the world have come together to commit to playing video games for 25 hours straight and raise money for this great cause. The funds raised are used to help the children and families who need it most.
Mark: The #DestinyFansGiveBack campaign grew out of the effort we all put into the #ThankYouBungie project. That showed us all how supportive this young community of Guardians had already become. After the release of the video, we began receiving messages from tons of community members wishing that they could have been a part of it and asking how they could show their support for the Destiny Community.
Mark: One of the things that Extra Life enables you to do is to pick a hospital CMN that you would like the funds you raise to support. As a Destiny Community effort, we decided it would be best to support one of the hospitals that you guys support. We hope that the lives of many children and parents will be just a bit brighter in the halls of the institution after we are done with the campaign.
Mark: The response has been incredible! In just over a week, we've raised over $1,000. We’ve even had multiple $100 donations. We've set our fundraising goal at a whopping $10,000. Even though it seems like an unreachable number, we believe that, with the support of the Destiny Community and many other Fireteams along the way, we’ll topple it.
Mark: Many members from around the community plan on streaming away for most of the day. We’ve created a single Twitch.tv stream that will kick off at 8AM EST with a special episode of Guardian Radio. Keep checking the Destiny Community Extra Life page for an updated schedule of events and links to all the streams involved in supporting the #DestinyFansGiveBack campaign. Throughout the day, we’ll feature many people from around the Destiny Community chatting it up, playing games, and even giving away some prizes.