It's that time again, time for the Mario Marathon (#7!)
If you haven't watched the Mario Marathon before: a group of kindhearted gamers get together to raise money for Child's Play charity.
From Child's Play website's About section:
Since 2003, we’ve set up and organized Child’s Play, a game industry charity dedicated to improving the lives of children with toys and games in our network of over 70 hospitals worldwide. Over the years, you as a community have answered the call and come together to raise millions of dollars.Child’s Play works in two ways. With the help of hospital staff, we set up gift wish lists full of video games, toys, books, and other fun stuff for kids. By clicking on a hospital location on our map, you can view that hospital’s wish list and send a gift.Child’s Play also receives cash donations throughout the year. With those cash donations, we purchase new consoles, peripherals, games, and more for hospitals and therapy facilities. These donations allow for children to enjoy age-appropriate entertainment, interact with their peers, friends, and family, and can provide vital distraction from an otherwise generally unpleasant experience.
We have been watching the Mario Marathon every year, and we LOVE IT. The Mario Marathoners play various Mario titles live, and there is extra entertainment throughout, such as the Wheel of Awesome. Hilarious. ♥ There is also a level checklist! So if you're interested in watching: head on over, enjoy, donate if you can and share more about this marathon and charity! FOR THE CHILDREN!
~ Eleishia and Emma ♥