At this week's E3 conference in Los Angeles, we talked to Coast Guard veteran Jeromy "Doc" Adams about Extra Life, a video game-based charity he founded and now runs with the Children's Miracle Network.
With a motto of "Play Games, Heal Kids," the charity organizes a one-day video gaming marathon that works much like a charity walkathon: you sign up sponsors who make a donation based on how many hours you play during the event.
Last year, over 16,000 games played worldwide and they raised over $2 million dollars for Children's Miracle Network.
This year's event is scheduled for November 2nd (even though they're flexible about the date you play) and you can get all the details about how to sign up here. There are 170 hospitals in the United States and Canada that participate in the Children's Miracle Network and donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care.
Check out our video interview to learn about what inspired Jeromy to start Extra Life and hear him talk about his Coast Guard service.