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Gaming4Life aims to raise $50,000 AUD to combat youth cancer

The initiative seeks to fund 5,000 nights of accomodation for regional youth cancer patients.

The Sony Foundation’s Gaming4Life initiative is seeking to raise $50,000 AUD in order to provide accomodation for regional youth cancer patients across Australia.

While the organisation is seeking donations, it’s also on the hunt for streamers and content creators to join in and fundraise. There’s a huge incentive to do so as well: any donation of $20 AUD or more will provide an entry in a contest to win a PS5.

The month-long event will run throughout November and looks to raise $50,000 for the Sony Foundation’s You Can Stay program, which provides 15 to 25-year-old regional youth cancer patients accomodation at a Quest serviced apartment near the hospital that they are being treated at.

“Our You Can Stay program is a lifeline for cancer patients and their families during the pandemic to ensure they can access cancer treatment in the city in safe surroundings,” said the Sony Foundation’s Sophie Ryan.

“We are incredibly grateful for all creators and streamers who will commit their time and energy to help raise awareness and funds with their audiences, so we can keep these families together and reduce the financial and emotional stress that can come from having to travel far from home for cancer treatment.”

If you’d like to help out, relevant links are below:

You can learn more about the Sony Foundation’s You Can Stay program in the video below.

Disclosure: The author of the post is related through marriage to John Kirby, an honorary patron of the Sony Foundation board and patron of the Melbourne You Can Centre.



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