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Get-Well Gamers, Child's Play Continue Good Works

Both the Get-Well Gamers Foundation, a California-based public charity dedicated to bringing electronic entertainment to children in healthcare facilities, and the Child'...
Both the Get-Well Gamers Foundation, a California-based public charity dedicated to bringing electronic entertainment to children in healthcare facilities, and the Child's Play Charity, a Seattle based, gamer-run organization that holds an annual toy drive for childrens' hospitals and was started by Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins of the online comic strip Penny Arcade, have announced significant milestones in their charity work. Get-Well Gamers Foundation has announced a major donation from Microsoft that will enable it to pursue its mission of giving this holiday season. including hundreds of popular videogames, games consoles and equipment over all platforms, including Xbox, PlayStation and Game Boy Advance. "The breadth of what Microsoft has given us is astounding," said Ryan Sharpe, President of Get-Well Gamers. "There's truly something here for children of every age level. My only hope is that enough healthcare facilities step forward in time for the holidays." Child's Play, which has raised nearly a million dollars in toys, games and cash for sick kids in Children's Hospitals, is expanding worldwide to help Children's Hospitals across the globe this year, and has so far this year raised an impressive $185,000 to help childrens' hospitals in the U.S., Canada, and England, with major charity sponsors including Blizzard, Rad Game Tools, Ventrilo, HardOCP, Cerulean Studios, Microsoft, Smugmug, Microsoft Game Studios, CheapAssGamer and Epic Games. The charity also continues to take bookings for its Child's Play Charity Dinner, to be held on Tuesday, December 13 at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Washington. The dinner will be accompanied by an auction, for which some of the choicest items include a tour of the Bungie Studios offices and pet murloc for your World of Warcraft character, as well as a plethora of Penny Arcade merchandising.

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