I’ve been streaming and making let’s plays for a little over 4 years now, and in that stretch of time I’ve ran three Extra Life campaigns (and had a near-death experience with a habanero that I’d rather forget) and participated in 3 separate group Twitch charity events that I can remember, but I’ve never actually coordinated a group stream of my own. And in keeping with my personal goal to do more charity work this year, other than a lone Extra Life stream in the fall, I’m writing this to announce the #CureForCrohns stream, which will take place May 19th! (Two weeks away for anyone reading this the day it was posted)
May 19th is World IBD (Irritable Bowel Disease) Day, and since I have Crohn’s Disease, (my BottomShelfNerds stream partner, Joey, also has a Crohn’s connection with his mom having the disease as well), the day made perfect sense to host a charity stream with streams from some kick ass people I've met through this very site. It will be a 12 hour affair, starting at 12 pm CST with our host Jackie (@kriss) from 12-3, Jenn (@LoZelda) from 3-6, my BottomShelfNerds team from 6-9, and rounding out the night with Maddy (@MaddyMonster) from 9 until midnight. We'll be streaming to our own channels, but you can check out all the action all day long by hanging out in the host channel at https://www.twitch.tv/geekyfriedrice!
But streaming isn't all we're going to be doing, we’ve also got some nerd themed woodburning pieces to raffle off! They’re pretty cool looking if I do say myself, which I do, since I made them. And everyone’s got a chance to win one!
Interested in having one of these up on your wall? You are? Well, in that case, all you need to do is go here: https://fundraise.ccfa.org/mrwartburg and donate $5 for 1 entry along with a note in the message field which piece you’d like to be entered for (it's in the 'Your Information' section of the checkout page) ! The entries are stack-able, so $10 is 2 entries, $15 is 3, and you can split them too. As an example, you could donate $20 for 1 entry ($5) to the TARDIS and three entries ($15) for the Pokemon starter set! We’ll be taking donations all day right up until the end of Maddy’s stream, at which point we'll run the raffles live to cap off the stream! You can donate for as many entries as you'd like, but there is a 1 raffle win limit per individual. Just be sure to leave a note in the message field how you want your entries to be applied so we can keep the spreadsheet updated as we go! Once again, the link to donate is: https://fundraise.ccfa.org/mrwartburg!
If you want a better idea of what the pieces look like, including their individual dimensions, I’ve uploaded them to an album right here: https://imgur.com/a/EPJMx
And lastly, just want to give a huge shoutout to Jackie for volunteering her time to host the event as well as answer my off the wall questions since I’ve never ran an event like this before with other parties involved. And of course big thanks to the badasses on the stream team for helping out as well!
I’m sure I’ll be posting about this a couple more times in the run up to the event. In fact, there will be at least one more post hopefully later this next week with some sweet promo art of the stream team, so let me know if you have any questions that I need to address in the next update or in the comments!
P.S. - The poster was designed by my friend Chris, check him out at @GammaKoruchador on Twitter or his Twitch! Speaking of Twitch pages, if for some reason you're not following everyone of the stream team for this event, fix your life, and go follow them a.s.a.p.
Jackie - https://www.twitch.tv/geekyfriedrice
Jenn - https://www.twitch.tv/rt_lozelda
BottomShelfNerds (my friend Joey and me) - https://www.twitch.tv/bottomshelfnerds
Maddy - https://www.twitch.tv/themaddymonster