Gamer Charity Alert: Can you spare $6.12?

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Here’s another long winded post – but enjoy it. Most of you know I’m always on the hunt for good news. I love to do good things, to try and prove to people that not everyone who plays a video game becomes a serial killer.

In the vain of good things, I am working on a pretty big thing right now. But until the right time comes for that announcement, I’m going to keep it mostly under wraps. But that doesn’t mean that nothing’s going on in the world of good.

TXPaladin. You may remember the name from an early Better Know a Gamer. He contacted me a few hours ago. He’s up to something pretty spectacular. He and his wife, actually.

TXPaladin’s wife, Edith, will be taking part in a charity 3-day walk against Breast Cancer. Susan G. Komen for the Cure is putting on this walk, and donations are currently being sought. TXPaladin’s wife entered this charity event, but now our Texan friend is putting a spin on it. In order to help his wife raise a $2,200 pledge, he is trying to seek out 360 individuals willing to donate $6.12 each. That already sounds fun, different, and honorable, but there’s more. Your donation of $6.12 entitles you to be entered in to a drawing. The winner will receive a prize pack fit for a hero.

The $6.12 divided over 360 people will raise a small excess of the target amount, but I’m not about to write a check for $6.1111111 and see what the bank does next. šŸ˜‰ And while he does say he is looking exclusively for Xbox gamers, I’m sure any donation is welcome, even those from PS3 owners, Wii owners, or any short of or in excess of $6.12. It’s charity, for goodness sake, people! šŸ™‚

This is where it gets personal. My grandmother is a 10+ year (closer to 15 now) survivor of breast cancer! I have done work in the past to combat cancer; but every chance I get, you can bet I will show my support. I will do my best to assist TXPaladin in recruiting more for the prize pack, but even if my efforts are fruitless, he can count on my donation… I just have to pay my electric bill, first. šŸ˜‰ Hey, back off! What good is a Gamertag without electricity?

Meanwhile, I am working on a top-secret project to try and be a hero of my own.

Until then, I’m going to help show The Power of 360.

10 thoughts on “Gamer Charity Alert: Can you spare $6.12?

  1. Thank you guys, just to make it simple, just put Gamertag an Power 360 in message to edith, you can skip the PM to me with the details. But I need the gamertag so I can add you. All donations are welcome, but I’m not sure how I’ll add the others. I’d to come up with something I guess.

    By the way, you touched my wifes heart with your post Nu, made her cry in a good way. She will walk for your Grandmother too. Thanks again and please let me know when you have something that needs help as well down the road. You can count on this Paladin for sure.

  2. My job has this super awesome thing where they give us the check on Thursday but we have to wait till Friday to cash it! šŸ™‚ This has rocked my socks! lol My donation shall arrive Friday hopefully. My Boss forgot to put in our hours before his vacation so now my boss’s boss is trying to put it threw today. Good Luck to your wife, I can hardly walk for an hour but a 3 day walk, o my. XD

  3. Thanks Cable, I’ll pass on your wishes, better yet you can add that in the message along with your Gamertag, she reads all of these and she thinks its great that gamers are lending support like this.

  4. More and more prizes now. 4 1600 MS Points Cards, Signed cover art by team members from Rare for Kameo & Perfect Dark Zero. Special Viva Pinata: Trouble In Paradise Vision Pack Cards that were created for team members. Plus something special is trying to be swung for the Ultimate Hero Prize Pack as well.