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Erica Lee
06-25-2010, 03:24 PM
Today, the 3rd annual Mario Marathon begins at 11 am and runs for approx 1 week. Everyday guys, playing nintendo, letting us watch via webcam and raising money for Child's Play Charity.

I stumbled across it accidentally last year and it was strangely addictive. I was honestly glued to it. Check it out:

www.mariomarathon.com

Erica Lee
06-27-2010, 09:14 PM
I guess no one else finds it interesting, so I'll make this the last I say about it :shuffle: but these guys have now raised almost $35K and counting :respec:

I just find it amazing that average folks can run their own "telethon" type thing from the comfort of their own home, harness the power of the internet, and make such a large impact. Good on them.

shan
06-27-2010, 09:40 PM
35K???? Wow!!! Good for them! :D

DynamicMutation
06-27-2010, 10:51 PM
what a neat fundraising idea, and i am quite impressed with their success! makes me want to pull my nintendo games out and play them again.
thanks for the posting :)

Erica Lee
06-30-2010, 02:25 AM
They're about to end and have raised just about $76K and counting. How long they have to keep playing depends on how much money is donated, so the $$ is coming in fast and furious now.

Child's Play gives books, games, toys, etc, to children's hospitals around the globe so that kids can be kids for awhile while getting their treatments. It's a great cause. If you have room in your budget for a donation, check them out.

DynamicMutation
06-30-2010, 03:38 AM
This perennial student couldn't afford much, but I did support their cause because I think it is unique. Thanks again for the update. $76K is nothing to sneeze at!

Cloudy_Gumdrops
06-30-2010, 05:14 AM
Thanks for the link. Some hilarious stuff happened. My fave part was the other morning when they left Jed and OSG to play Super Mario Galaxy. :rofl: