01-03-2015 11:52:59 GMT
The second target of $1500,- has been reached!
28-02-2015 13:36:22 GMT
The first target of $1000,- has been reached!
Some background information
Alzheimer’s is a terrible disease. We lose many loved ones to it every year. Worldwide, 35.6 million people have dementia and there are 7.7 million new cases every year. A diagnosis of dementia can come as a shock. It is a death sentence to the person diagnosed with it.
This makes research on Alzheimer’s so very important to so many people.
This year, we’ve decided to spend all the Gaming Marathon’s donations to Alzheimer’s Society.
Alzheimer’s Society is a membership organisation which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Many of their members have personal experience of dementia. The staff and volunteers provide both local information and over 2,000 services across the UK to people affected by dementia in their communities. Their local services include day care and home care for people with dementia, as well as support and befriending services to help partners and families cope with the demands of caring. They also fund important research to help improve the lives for people with dementia, by tackling questions related to the causes of dementia, investigating good practice in care and treatment, and pursuing a cure. They also provide training for health and care professionals and publish a wide range of training materials and books.
Alzheimer’s can easily affect the lives of many of us. Please help us raise awareness and funds to help the people who need it so desperately.
Streaming and schedules
We’ll be streaming Don’t Starve Together and Minecraft all weekend to raise as much money as possible for Alzheimer’s Society. You can watch on these channels:
toysoldiersunite | ltsophie | scouter715 | silentaddle | techiefive | engineerairhead
Or on the multitwitch
|Schedule for the DST Marathon:||Schedule for the Minecraft Marathon:|
|Friday: 8pm GMT – 2am GMT
Saturday: 8am GMT – 2am GMT
Sunday: 8am GMT – 3pm GMT
|Friday 8pm GMT – Sunday 3pm GMT|
Donations are now closed. Thank you every one for helping us blow our target up. It would have been impossible to do without your generosity.