Childrenâ€™s Hospital Bostonâ€™s Generation Cures movement, (www.generationcures.kid.org), where kids change the world through fun and games, launched the countryâ€™s first â€œGame for Goodâ€ game-a-thon. The groundbreaking two-month competition lets tweens use their gaming powers for good to fuel the discovery of cures and treatments for serious childhood diseases.
As more and more kids turn to the Web to make a difference, the Generation Cures â€œGame for Good/Make it Betterâ€ Challenge puts tweens in the giving driverâ€™s seat. Just like they do in traditional fundraising initiatives like walk-a-thons, kids raise money by securing sponsors to reward their efforts in support of a good cause. However, with the game-a-thon model, kids can change the world right from their own homes as adult sponsors support their progress in an educational-adventure game on the Generation Cures site. While they have fun and learn, tweens are making a big difference for peers who are facing serious health issues.
Kids can enter the Generation Cures Game for Good challenge by registering for free on the Generation Cures site. Once registered, kids can reach out to parents, relatives and family friends, asking them to sponsor their game play by making a â€œGame for Goodâ€ pledge of any dollar amount.
Originally posted on April 21, 2009 @ 8:24 am