Video Gamers Raise $150,000 for the Prevent Cancer Foundation

Video gamers often are portrayed as slackers. But at a video marathon last month, participants proved to be adept fundraisers.

The video-game enthusiasts from the group Speed Demos Archive, whose members dedicate themselves to completing video games quickly, raised about $150,000 for cancer research in a six-day marathon of speed gaming. That’s a big jump from the $53,000 the group raised last year in its initial event for the Prevent Cancer Foundation.

Read the enter story at the Chronicle of Philanthropy website.


The mission of the Prevent Cancer Foundation is saving lives through cancer prevention and education. Their vision is to Stop Cancer Before It Starts. The Foundation focuses its energies and programs on those cancers—including lung, breast, prostate, colorectal, cervical, skin, oral and testicular—that can be prevented through lifestyle changes or early detection and prompt treatment! Learn more about the work they are doing.