We all know that cancer takes far too many lives, it chooses its victims at random with devastating results. Cancer in children and young adults is also on the rise and this is why two leading charities have decided to team up in order to raise awareness and funds to fight this terrible disease. The American Cancer Society and GameChanger Charity have announced an e-gaming initiative called “Gamers Beat Cancer,” dedicated to raising funds for additional resources for programs helping kids and teens facing cancer.
“For over a decade, GameChanger has embraced technology while focusing on hands-on help for kids, caregivers, and families who have encountered the profound implications of cancer. We’re honoured to partner with American Cancer Society on Gamers Beat Cancer to ease pain, offer educational opportunities, and keep medical research moving forward,” said Taylor Carol, co-founder of GameChanger and cancer survivor. “I feel together we can create something greater than the sum of its parts to bring hope to those that might feel only despair.”
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“Esports and gaming have a vast and diverse audience,” said Sharon Byers, Chief Development, Marketing and Communications Officer for the American Cancer Society. “These are passionate gamers who are equally passionate about making a difference, and we’re honoured to team up with GameChanger Charity for this incredibly important work.”
GameChanger works to improve the quality of life for kids and teens in treatment. They manage a variety of programs from scholarships to providing resources and gaming experiences at hospitals around the globe. To date, GameChanger has visited more than 200 hospitals and provided more than $30 million in gifts and scholarships.
The American Cancer Society takes a comprehensive approach to combatting childhood cancer by funding research and advocating for government policies that include making it easier for all children to get quality care and providing support for patients and their families. That work currently includes 68 active research grants for nearly $37 million to help better understand pediatric cancers and improve outcomes.
For more information or to get involved, call the American Cancer Society at 800.227.2345, or email GameChanger Charity at email@example.com.