Oh and I hope while reading that title you sung it out in your head, you know “It’s THE FINAL COUNTDOWN! The Final Countdown! Oh, It’s…”. Now good luck getting that out of your head for the next week…
But more to the point of my post! It’s not every day I get to support (A) my hubby and (B) a great cause all in one go, but first a little back story… So it all started a little over a year ago, reading the local news and saw a headline about a marathon event happening in Edmonton in support of the local Children’s Hospital (Stollery) and as the Stollery is very near and dear to our heart this instantly peaked my interested to read more. As I read I found this out to be an annual 25-hr gaming marathon in support of Children’s Hospitals across North America through a fundraising group called Extra Life, and specifically the YEG Extra Life and their marathon event supporting the Stollery Children’s Hospital here in Edmonton. I barely finished the article before running to Dustin saying, how are you not a part of this?! How do you not know about this?! I don’t think there is anything that has more you written all over this than this!!
Since then the hubby, an avid gamer (as I am sure many reading this already know!), has been counting down the days for months now; registering, fundraising, planning his ‘set-up’, his game schedule, and all those other gamer related things that I nod my head along to in anticipation of his first, of many more, events. Well this Saturday is the day – at 12 o’clock sharp on November 5th the 24-hr gaming marathon kicks off in the middle of West Edmonton Mall!
So now where do I come into play here? As we discussed how we could do one last final donation push before game-day, the idea for a donation drive with donation level based gifts was thought of! And that’s when came the ‘hey you make all those things with your Silhouette and what not and have all that stuff [referring to the hoarding of.. err I mean.. the stock pile of materials over flowing my craft room shelves], can you help me?’. And that’s how we got here, to today, the day I get to support (A) my hubby and (B) a great cause all in one go!
So what’s up for grabs?? Here it is… from Christmas Cards & Custom Glassware to Super Hero and Storm Trooper Canvas Prints!
Check out all the details on the hubby’s Facebook Event Page here: goo.gl/jA8tR3
Find out more about Extra Life and/or Donate here: http://bit.ly/2eEyWCi
Check it out, Donate to a GREAT Cause, and Enjoy the Added Bonus of some AWESOME (ok maybe I’m biased) Gifts! Or hey, could make some great Christmas presents too…
xo, Andrea Dawn
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