Video gaming does a lot of good in the world, even when you don’t realize it. Video games have been proven to help those who play them (depending on the title of course). They can be used as an education tool, and some consoles have been used in the medical field because of their immense processing power. But more than that, gamers help each other, and those in need by doing special events. One of the most prominent ones is Games Done Quick.
This special organization gathers gamers together to do epic speed runs of some of the most popular games in history. They stream the speedruns on places like Twitch, and encourage those who watch to donate to various charities. The most recent one just wrapped up, and it brought in a whopping $2.2+ million dollars for the Prevent Cancer Foundation, a truly worthy cause. And this is just one of the many charities they’ve helped over the years.
If you’re curious about the Prevent Cancer Foundation, here’s a synopsis of what they do:
“The Prevent Cancer Foundation® is one of the nation’s leading voluntary health organizations and the only U.S. nonprofit focused solely on cancer prevention and early detection. Founded in 1985, it has catapulted cancer prevention to prominence and fulfills its mission through research, education, outreach and advocacy across the country.”
Like we said, a truly worthy cause. For those who wonder how they can get involved in Games Done Quick, head to their FAQ page, it gives a guide on how to get involved in the next one, including how to be a donator, or one of the people who actually do the speedruns of video games.
Either way though, this group of people is using video games in arguably the best way possible, and they should be supported every time they go online.