AGDQ 2021 brings in $2.7M in charitable donations

AGDQ 2021 brings in $2.7M in charitable donations

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After a ᴡᴇek ᴏꜰ frᴀɴkly wᴏɴderful sᴘᴇᴇᴅʀᴜɴs, Aᴡᴇsᴏᴍᴇ Gaᴍᴇs Dᴏɴe Quick wrapped ᴜᴘ ᴛᴏᴅᴀʏ wɪᴛh a haul ᴏꜰ $2.7 ᴍɪʟʟɪᴏɴ ꜰᴏʀ tʜᴇ Prᴇᴠᴇɴt Cᴀɴcer ꜰᴏᴜɴᴅᴀᴛiᴏɴ. To ʙᴇ precɪse, thᴀᴛ's $2,762,537.03 aᴄʀᴏss 42,076 ᴅᴏnᴀᴛiᴏɴs. Tʜᴇ higʜᴇst sɪɴgle ᴅᴏnᴀᴛiᴏɴ wᴀs $187,084.08, ᴡʜɪʟᴇ tʜᴇ ᴍᴇdiᴀɴ ᴅᴏnᴀᴛiᴏɴ wᴀs $25. It's a ʟᴏᴛ ᴏꜰ ᴍᴏɴᴇʏ, ᴀɴd ᴀɴ ɪɴcreᴀse ꜰʀᴏᴍ lᴀst yᴇᴀʀ's ᴇᴠᴇɴ despɪᴛe ʙᴇɪɴg ʜᴇld exclᴜsively ᴏɴlɪɴe. You cᴀɴ ꜰɪɴᴅ tʜɪs yᴇᴀʀ's ᴅᴏnᴀᴛiᴏɴ ᴛʀᴀᴄᴋer ᴏɴ tʜᴇ Gaᴍᴇs Dᴏɴe Quick ᴡᴇbsɪᴛe.

Games Done Quick is a charity fundraising organization that highlights speedrunning. Volunteer speedrunners play games on stream (and usually at a live event) as quickly as they can, explaining as they go, while viewer donations go to the charity. In a fun twist, donations are often incentivized during the event: Adding additional challenges, extra content, and letting viewers do stuff like name runners' game character. They have two big events: Awesome Games Done Quick, at midwinter, and Summer Games Done Quick... in the, uh, Summer. To learn more about Games Done Quick, visit gamesdonequick.org.

The Prevent Cancer Foundation is the beneficiary of AGDQ 2021, a U.S.-based nonprofit organization that focuses on saving lives via cancer prevention and early detection. To learn more about the Prevent Cancer Foundation, visit preventcancer.org.

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