Shacknews Raises Over $100,000 During Extra Life 24-hour Gaming Marathon for Children's Specialized Hospital Foundation

November 16, 2018

On Saturday, November 3, Shacknews raised over $100,000 during Extra Life’s gaming marathon for Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation. Their team, which was the 4th highest fundraising team in the nation, represents more than half of the $180,000 raised for Children’s Specialized Hospital by the over 640 total gamers that participated in New Jersey.

“Our team just completed its fourth year of fundraising for Children’s Specialized Hospital,” said Asif Khan, CEO of Shacknews, a website geared to tech-savvy gamers.  “We are ecstatic to see our community come together to raise over $100,000. Extra Life Game Day has become one of our favorite video game events of the year, and we look forward to championing the cause of high-quality healthcare for children for years to come.”

Extra Life is celebrating their 10th anniversary of the 24-hour gaming marathon trough Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The local New Jersey beneficiary, Children’s Specialized Hospital, will use the funds raised to purchase new cardiac monitors for Children’s Specialized Hospital’s inpatient program in New Brunswick, NJ. The cardiac monitors are critically needed diagnostic/monitoring equipment for Children’s Specialized Hospital’s Infant and Toddler program.

“We are so grateful for the funds raised by the Extra Life gamers. The cardiac monitors would allow clinicians, nurses, and therapists to provide the best possible care to some of our most fragile patients receiving acute rehabilitation in the Infant Toddler Program,” said Dr. Carla P. Cangemi of Children’s Specialized Hospital’s Infant and Toddler Program.

Extra Life gamers share the common goal of helping children and families facing devastating illness and/or injury. “We are amazed and moved by the way in which Extra Life gamers use their passion for games, from PS4 to classic board games, to make a real difference in the lives of children in their community,” said Nicole Hudson, Director of Fundraising and Operation for Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation.

Children’s Specialized Hospital, a nonprofit organization, is leading the way into a brighter future for children and adolescents facing special health challenges – from chronic illnesses and complex physical disabilities like brain and spinal cord injuries, to developmental and behavioral issues like autism and mental health. Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation supports the programs and services of the hospital and all donations go directly to helping us pioneer new specialized care and serve more children in need. To help, or for more information: visit www.childrens-specialized.orgfind us on Facebook - www.facebook.com/childrensspecializedor follow us on Twitter@ChildrensSpecNJ.

About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals 
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity’s Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.

Members of the Shacknews Extra Life gaming marathon team and friends visiting PSE&G Children’s Specialized Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ. Shacknews raised over $100,000 during Extra Life’s gaming marathon for Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation. Their team, which was the 4th highest fundraising team in the nation, represents more than half of the $180,000 raised for Children’s Specialized Hospital by the over 640 total gamers that participated in New Jersey.
Members of the Shacknews Extra Life gaming marathon team and friends visiting PSE&G Children’s Specialized Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ. Shacknews raised over $100,000 during Extra Life’s gaming marathon for Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation. Their team, which was the 4th highest fundraising team in the nation, represents more than half of the $180,000 raised for Children’s Specialized Hospital by the over 640 total gamers that participated in New Jersey.