June 29, 2012
-- A charity gaming marathon is an event where gamers play through a game or series of games and stream it online while collecting donations for charities that they support. The Omnithon team (www.omnithon.com)
is doing this for the sixth time to help Child's Play Charity with their third annual Halo marathon.
Child's Play (www.childsplaycharity.org)
is a charity "dedicated to improving the lives of children in hospitals around the world through the kindness and generosity of the video game community and the power of play.” Over almost a decade, it has raised over ten million dollars for those children, donations which Cameron D. Hosner, President & CEO of the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, says will "support seriously-ill children in hospitals by distracting them from their illnesses, and help them cope with fear, anxiety, and boredom.”
Over a period of two years, the Omnithon team has raised over five thousand dollars throughout five marathons including Halo: Endurance Evolved, Retrothon and the Fallout 3 Marathon, through the power of audience interaction, and by playing games in a way that the audience can relate to. The viewers of the marathon aren't just an audience. They are participants, and valued members of the team.
The event begins at www.omnithon.com on August 3rd at 5:00 PM Pacific, and will stretch on for over sixty hours. Be there to watch, chat and donate to a great cause.