Twitch Charity Stream: May 9-16, 2016

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Twitch charity stream team Gamers4Change participates in St. Jude’s PLAY LIVE charity campaign, with a goal of $50,000.

Gamers4Change is a group of like­minded streamers who strive to use video games to evoke and inspire positive change all over the world. Founded in 2015 by Twitch streamer Tactical Pinup, the group's primary goals are to make a positive impact in the gaming industry, dispel some of the negative stigma surrounding the gaming community, and to inspire gamers to think outside of themselves and make the world a better place. In their first year, Gamers4Change was able to inspire individuals to raise over $50,000 for charity, offering support to organizations such as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Extra-Life with the Children’s Miracle Network, GameChanger Charity, and many more.

­­Gamers4Change will be participating in this year's St. Jude’s PLAY LIVE event, with all proceeds going to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. For #StJudePLAYLIVE, team captains Tactical Pinup and Bacon Donut have been working in tandem to compile an astounding group of streamers both large and small, to empower the team to change lives, and to provide them with the resources to succeed in their task. In total the team has a huge reach of over 700,000 followers, and is confident they will be able to offer nonstop, high energy content throughout the fundraising event that will inspire their combined communities to meet or exceed their $50,000 goal. The charity campaign will be running from April 29th all the way to May 31st, with a special 168-hour livestream marathon hosted from May 9-May 16. As of May 10th, 2016 (only a little over a week into the campaign) Gamers4Change has already raised $35,475 USD, over 70% of our total goal!

St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, named after the patron saint of lost souls, ­has been providing exemplary care to every ill child that has walked through their doors since their inception. No patient or family is turned away, regardless of financial status, language barriers, or other circumstance. Specializing in cancer research/treatment and other life threatening childhood diseases, St. Jude bears the unwavering belief that every child deserves the right to nothing short of exemplary care to ensure absolute health. It costs $25 every second for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to continue operating, and with 80% of all donations contributed to the hospital coming from private donors, support from groups like Gamers4Change is absolutely essential to their ability to continue providing top notch care to their patients.

Gamers4Change will continue to diligently help raise funds to support St. Jude’s ongoing efforts. You too can take part in this life-changing experience by joining them live on https://www.twitch.tv/bacon_donut May 9 through May 16, as they stream for 168 hours straight and raise funds for the incredible St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Just like St. Jude, Gamers4Change will not stop striving in their quest to secure medical care for every child in need.

Contact information:
Briana Falb-­Joslin
Tactical Pinup
https://www.gamers4change.org
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