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Extra Life 2013 Announcement - Senshudo
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LagSpike TV will be participating in Extra Life 2013. LagSpike TV would like to invite its community to participate as part of its team raising money for Children's Hospitals by playing and live streaming video games.

To participate in Extra Life 2013, register for an account at http://extra-life.org/ after registering, and choosing a hospital which you would like to support, visit our team page at http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fus ... amID=11737 and click the join this team to participate as a part of the LagSpike TV Community total goal.

Visit our community forums to discuss how and when you will be streaming so we can help bring awareness to your channel during your Extra Life marathon. Additionally, LagSpike TV will be running a marathon on the 2nd November for 25 hours. During this time, we will stream a number of broadcasters and a variety of games. Contact the LagSpike TV administrators: Stewart 'SweptSquash' Marsh, David 'NE_Dave' West, Joe 'Numbers' Delany, or Ron 'DarkAura' Lever if you wish to be a part of the broadcast during the 25 hour marathon on the LagSpike TV channel. We will announce before the event who will be streaming at given times on the channel.

About Extra Life
Extra Life began in 2008 as a way of honoring a young lady named Victoria Enmon. Tori’s battle against acute lymphoblastic leukaemia inspired the Sarcastic Gamer Community in a way that is difficult to describe. Members sent in video games and bought gifts to keep Tori’s spirits up despite numerous hospital stays and three bouts with the deadly disease.

Tragically, we lost Tori to cancer in January 2008. Later that year, I asked my partners at Sarcastic Gamer if they would be interested in Extra Life, a 24-hour video game marathon to raise money for the hospital that treated and fought beside Tori. In 2008 and 2009 Extra Life raised a combined $302,000, 100 percent of which went directly to help kids like Tori at my local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital (Texas Children’s Hospital).

While thousands of gamers, more than 100 websites and more than 12,000 donors were happy to support Extra Life, many expressed their desire to raise money to help kids closer to home. In what I can only consider destiny, in 2009 I left behind my radio career and went to work full-time for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals as a Radiothon Director. This life-changing event gave me unique insight into an incredible non-profit organization that helps kids all over the United States and Canada.

I quickly realized that Children's Miracle Network Hospitals would be the perfect solution to expand Extra Life into more communities.
This year, when you sign up to play video games for 25 hours on Nov. 2, 2013, you won’t just be raising money for kids. You’ll be supporting LOCAL kids and their families. Kids right in your own backyard.
All the money you raise for Extra Life 2013 will go directly to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital of your choice.

About LagSpike TV
LagSpike TV is a network created to serve a community of like-minded individuals. Our goal is to bring a variety of news, shows, and streams centered on video game culture and technology, as well as provide an environment all fans and viewers can feel a part of belonging.

Stewart - Senshudo TV Co-CEO
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