Well indirectly helping children. They are raising money for Boston Children’s Hospital which treats at least 500,000 children a year (from all over the place).
The really great thing about this hospital is that it treats the kids even if their family can’t pay. Which means that they really NEED donations to help keep them running. After all they do have to pay the electric bill no matter what.
One of the employees of Turbine (makers of Lord of the Rings Online, Dungeons and Dragons Online, and Asheron’s Call) has a team on Extra Life that is collecting donations.
They are putting up a few incentives for folks to donate. You could see a picture of him with his beard dyed some really funky colors.
There are some in game (LOTRO) prizes too. Titles and steeds mostly. One person will win a lifetime subscription to Lord of the Rings Online. If you were interested in trying it out then make a donation. The minimum to qualify for the prize is $5.
They have almost reached the latest goal but are trying to get as many donations as possible by November 2.
Remember this money will be going to Boston Children’s Hospital to help pay for treatment for children suffering from nasty stuff like cancer and cystic fibrosis and the hospital also does research to try to find better treatments.
It is a great cause! Please check out the fundraising page and make a donation!