The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been spreading like wildfire, which is fabulous. ALS is a more than a worthy cause. But don’t forget that there are a lot of other amazing charities. Personally, I’m a big fan of Hospice. What those men and woman do is heartbreaking hard work that truly makes a difference. The last year of my father’s life would’ve been drastically different if Hospice hadn’t helped us.
Of course if you don’t have a charity that you already have an emotional attachment for then I suggest checking out Gamers for Cures, founded by Dan Patriss.
“Gamers for Cures is something I came up with about 4 years ago,” Patriss said. “Shortly after Lauren, my daughter, got diagnosed with Turner Syndrome, I wanted to find a way to give back. At the time there were tons of people doing Extra Life for video gaming, but almost no one was doing it for board games. Since we have about the best community of any for any hobby I decided to try and create a charity. The initial idea was to do 2 events a year. One, our main one would be a 24 hour Board Game Marathon to benefit Turner Syndrome Society of the US, and the other a Breast cancer walk in the spring.”