Thank you for participating in Extra Life for Children’s of Alabama! Every dollar raised through Extra Life supports the hospital’s greatest needs. Your donations make a difference in the lives of the 600,000+ patients we treat each year!
Need help leveling up your Extra Life experience? Have a question about Children’s? Email Jamie.McLynn@ChildrensAL.org.
Use these materials to learn more about the hospital you’re playing for! Share the info with your followers and donors so they feel connected to your cause and can better understand the amazing things their donations will help to fund.
Children’s of Alabama
Use these YouTube videos to educate and inspire! New videos are often posted to Children’s of Alabama facebook and instagram pages as well.
Children’s of Alabama Virtual Tour – tour of the hospital, including cool aerial shots, behind the scenes footage, and hospital history
Children’s Overview – message from CEO explaining what sets Children’s of Alabama apart. Gives great context of the hospital’s importance to our state and region as a whole.
Children’s of Alabama Google Post– quick overview of Children’s- all the key facts, with engaging video of our facilities and patients
This is My Hospital– heartwarming overview of Children’s told from the point of view of four real-life patients
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Extra Life Birmingham – Facebook Group
Discord – Birmingham Extra Lifers
Extra Life Best Practices
Straight from the Source! Extra Life insight from the folks at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Community Page – Media & livestreaming toolkits, info on EL Discord
Best Practices – Want to take your Extra Life efforts to the next level? Here are some best practices from your fellow Extra Lifers and the CMNH Extra Life team
Knowledge Base– Support center that can answer any question you have about Extra Life
Talking Points – Help explain EL to other gamers or your donors
Instruction Manual – In-depth guide on how to Play Games, Heal Kids
Resources for Fundraisers
At its heart, Extra Life is a Peer to Peer program. What is Peer to Peer? It’s a fundraising strategy that relies on peers reaching out to each other on behalf of a cause. Supporters ask friends and family to donate to a cause they’re invested in via a personalized online fundraising page. Here are some resources that make this task a lot easier!
How to Personalize Your Extra Life Page
How to Set Up a Facebook Fundraiser
How to Use Fundraising Incentives & Milestones
How to Ask Non-Gamers for Donations
Have you raised $50 or more this year?
You’ve unlocked the limited edition 2023 Children’s t-shirt design!
Email Jamie.McLynn@ChildrensAL.org for instructions on how to claim your FREE shirt!
Not seeing a resource you need? Contact Jamie.McLynn@ChildrensAL.org
Thanks for playing games to heal kids!
We’ve got a fight. And you, gamers, are our army. Extra Life unites thousands of players around the world to host fundraising and gaming marathons in support of local Children’s Miracle Network hospitals, like Children’s of Alabama. You can play any game from anywhere, anytime, or you can join in on November 4, 2023 for the official Extra Life Game Day! Extra Life Gamers have fundraised over $185,000 for Children’s of Alabama since 2010. Thanks to the help of their incredible contributions, Children’s of Alabama is able to provide brighter futures for Alabama’s kids, by funding research, equipment, patient care, and advocacy. For more information and to register for free, go to Extra-Life.org