24-Hour Game Show Marathon

• game show fans giving back • raising $5,000 for child's play • game show fans giving back • raising $5,000 for child's play

The Game Show Marathon is Proud to have raised over $40,000 for Child's Play

Child’s Play Charity is rooted in the healing power of play. Endowed by the gaming community, Child’s Play is devoted to improving the lives of children and teens in children’s hospitals.

Since 2003 Child’s Play has partnered with children’s hospitals all across the globe. Network hospitals receive an annual monetary contribution and in-kind donations celebrating Christmas in July. Where available, partner hospitals have Amazon Wishlists tailored to their specific needs. Child’s Play also supports hospitals by providing resources like The Therapeutic Video Game Guide and acting as a hub of knowledge where gaming and technology are concerned in the children’s hospital setting.

Therapeutic Video Game Guide

Child’s Play understands that not all Child Life Specialists are gamers. This guide was developed to help them be more intentional about the games they offer to patients. In collaboration with market research experts at Circana, and mental health professionals at the University of California San Diego, the Therapeutic Video Game Guide helps children in hospitals cope with pain, sadness, anxiety, and boredom. This resource is gifted to network hospitals to further support the use of therapeutic gaming and helping children to Play Games, Feel Better™.