MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia Gamers registered in Extra Life, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals fundraising program, are preparing to raise funds and awareness for WVU Medicine Children’s on Saturday (Nov. 7) – 2015’s Extra Life Game Day.

For the 24-hour fundraiser, gamers register for free at, select their local CMN Hospital, establish a fundraising goal, and seek donations from friends and family.

“Extra Life continues to grow because it answers a very simple question: How can I use my love of gaming to make life better for kids in my community?” Jeromy Adams, founder and managing director of Extra Life, said. “The call to give back is connecting children’s hospital advocates across North America — from families to college students and everyone in between. Play games to heal kids treated at WVU Medicine Children’s.”

Since 2008, Extra Life has raised more than $14 million benefiting 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across North America. West Virginia and surrounding region gamers raised more than $17,657 during last year’s game day alone. Donations stay local to the community in which they are raised and benefit WVU Medicine Children’s allowing them to help fund the Cure Kids Cancer Fund, which helps provide state-of-the-art medical care, as well as psychological and social support, for patients and their families.

Those interested in gaming for kids treated at WVU Medicine Children’s can register at  

Follow the action at #EXTRALIFE or learn more at and

About Extra Life
Extra Life is a Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® fundraising program within the gaming community. Participants fundraise year-round and pledge to game for 24 hours with one goal: to save and improve the lives of sick and injured kids. Funds raised stay local to help pediatric patients at 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across North America. Since 2008, Extra Life has raised more than $14 million for member hospitals. The movement, formed by gamers bonded by passion, is committed to saving and improving the lives of local kids. Play games, heal kids, and join the community today at  

About WVU Medicine Children’s
WVU Medicine Children’s – located within Ruby Memorial, WVU Medicine’s flagship hospital – provides maternal, infant, and pediatric care for West Virginia and the surrounding region, giving care to high-risk mothers, premature infants, and children with life-threatening conditions through adolescence to adulthood. For information on WVU Medicine Children’s, see

About Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment, and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity's Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit's mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children's hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital, and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at and

For more information: Angela Jones-Knopf, News Service Coordinator, 304-293-7087
ao: 11-03-15