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Extra Life

Extra Life

Extra Life is a program of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals that unites gamers from across the globe to play games to change kids' health to change the future. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments & healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment & charitable care at Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU.

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Tabletop weekend
Took place April 12-14 and aligned with National Board Game Day on April 11.
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Game Day
The 24-hour gaming marathon is on November 2-3, 2024.



What is Extra Life?

Extra Life is a program under Children's Miracle Network Hospitals that unites thousands of gamers around the world to play games in support of local Children's Miracle Network Hospital like Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU. We participate a 24-hour gaming marathon where thousands of Extra Life community members like YOU execute their fundraising activities.

When is Extra Life?

Fundraising takes place year-round but our Game Day weekend is being held on November 2-3, 2024 and Tabletop weekend was April 12-14, 2024.

Who participates in Extra Life?

Anyone and everyone can participate in Extra Life! If you love video games, tabletop games or sports, Extra Life allows you to use your passion for gaming to help save kids' lives! Don't game? No sweat! We have many non-gamers who still support their local Children's Miracle Network hospital through their own talents and hobbies. We've seen it all — from knitting and art, to baking and singing. There is no limit to what you can do to support healing kids in your community!

How do I participate in Extra Life?

Register: Make sure you've registered for Extra Life! Visit to sign up. You'll get started with your very own fundraising page you can start fundraising right away.

Where does the money I raise go and how can gaming help children's hospitals?

The money that you raise through Extra Life will go directly to your chosen Children’s Miracle Network Hospital (Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU) as ‘unrestricted funds.' This means that CHoR decides where and how to spend the money to ensure the dollars you raise make the biggest impact in the lives of the unstoppable kids we treat.


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