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Extra Life: Play Games, Heal Kids!

Extra Life

For the last seven years, gamers nationwide have come together to play games and raise vital funds to help sick and injured children in need through the Extra Life gaming marathon, hosted by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

This year, 624 gamers signed up to play on behalf of Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC during National Game Day, raising $75,287! The money raised during Extra Life will support the most urgent needs of Children's Hospital — the needs that insurance does not cover; the compassionate care for the entire family; and all the other support services that make Children’s so special.

Thank you to all of the Extra Lifers who participated and to our local event sponsor, Schell Games, for their continued support! Your generosity is helping to provide the highest quality care to children and families within our community and beyond, when they need it most!

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Extra Life Guild

Our guild is a community of volunteers who make it their mission to recruit gamers, spread awareness, fundraise, and play games for the sick kids here at our local hospital. The guild is open to anyone who is passionate about spreading the word about Extra Life in the community! 

For more information, please contact Gina Marcocci at 412-692-6576 or

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