Extra Life: Play Games to Help Heal Local Kids

Date:
Nov 2, 2019 from 12 a.m. - 11:45 p.m. (ET)

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) challenges you to register for Extra Life, a 24-hour gaming and fundraising marathon, to be held on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. You’ll join a national movement that has raised more than $50 million to support kids, like Benjamin, in your community.

Boy smiling As an infant, Benjamin suffered from severe reflux, vomiting and diarrhea. He couldn't tolerate breast milk or formula, struggled to gain weight and was in constant pain. His parents took him to doctor after doctor. After months of anguish, his parents sought care at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and finally got a diagnosis: food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES), a rare food allergy. CHOP is one of the only hospitals in the country with a specialized clinic for FPIES. Care involved all-day evaluations to determine which foods were triggering Benjamin's symptoms. With the removal of Benjamin's trigger foods, his symptoms have subsided. He is now happy, free of pain, gaining weight and thriving.

Register today to play games and raise money for local children, like Benjamin, who need your help.

Play from your home or online with us — and don’t worry, any kind of game qualifies! Simply sign up, commit to play games for 24 hours with us, and ask your family and friends to support your efforts! If you can't participate, it's easy to donate.

How to participate: Three easy steps.

  1. Register and create your personal fundraising page. Select Children's Hospital of Philadelphia as the Children's Miracle Network Hospital you’d like to support.
  2. Ask your friends and family members to sponsor you.
  3. Join the fun by playing all types of games for 24 hours on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019.

If you can’t commit to play on that day or for the entire time — no problem! Don’t let a commitment on the official Game Day (Nov. 2) stop you from joining. You can put in your game time whenever it works for you.

When: Nov. 2, 2019

Where: You can participate from anywhere — your home, a friend's house, outside, at a park, etc.

For more information, visit extra-life.org.