July 6, 2022

Twitch Marathon in Aid of Type-1 Diabetes Kicked Off Yesterday

Yesterday, more than 60 streamers took to Twitch to try to raise $100k for research into Type-1 Diabetes. Organised by JDRF, the weeklong gaming and streaming marathon look set to truly help the world.

JDRF is a global nonprofit organisation whose mission is to improve the lives today and tomorrow by accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent, and treat Type-1 Diabetes and its complications.

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The JDRF Game2Give campaign has a lot of activities and streaming events booked over the next several days. For more information, please visit the JDRF.org page.

Many of those taking part in the Game2Give are currently living with T1D or have friends or family with the disease. As such, they will share their personal stories during streams.

Some of the week’s highlights include;

  • The Type None Grand Prix is a 6-day Mario Kart tournament with prizes including Pokémon Sword/Shield games, eShop gift cards, and Nintendo Switch consoles. For more details and sign-ups, visit: https://www.typenonegrandprix.com/online-tournaments
  • Wavy will give away Red Dead Redemption swag donated by Rockstar Games, including an RDR2 Collector’s Box, Pendleton blankets, domino sets, Barking Irons bags, and more. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 5:30-11:30 pm PST: http://www.twitch.tv/wavy
  • IHasCupquake will give away a rare Grand Theft Auto V Epsilon candle, as well as GTAV games and Xbox controllers. Wednesday from 5-7 pm PST: http://www.twitch.tv/ihascupquake
  • AverageSiege will do a 24-hour Pokémon Sword/Shield launch marathon with a Nintendo Switch console and a copy of Pokémon Sword as giveaways. Starts Friday at 7 pm PST: https://www.twitch.tv/averagesiege
  • NASCAR driver Anthony Alfredo will stream iRacing and NASCAR Heat 4 on Wednesday, Sunday, and Monday starting at 3 pm PST: http://www.twitch.tv/fast_pasta
  • Indie singer/songwriter Resurrection Fern will raffle off a Nintendo Switch. Tuesday 4:30-7:30 pm PST and Sunday 12-3:30 pm PST: http://www.twitch.tv/resurrectionfern
  • DeRock1701 will give away Sid Meier’s Civilization commemorative coins and art books donated by 2K Games. Wednesday, Friday, and Monday from 7-11 PST: https://www.twitch.tv/derock1701

These are just a few of the more than 200 streams planned for the week. View the full schedule here.

Get Involved:

  • Watch featured streams on JDRF’s Twitch channel,
  • Join the marathon as a streamer,
  • Or simply Donate to the cause.

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