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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 

Cause Connection

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.

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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 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. 

  • This is My Hospital– heartwarming overview of Children’s told from the point of view of four real-life patients

Children’s Infographic

Patient Stories

Patient visits by county

Family Centered Care

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals 

Our Impact

What Your Dollar Does

Who We Treat

Costs of Care

Extra Life Birmingham – Facebook Group

Discord – Birmingham Extra Lifers

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  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • YouTube
  • TikTok

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

Team Captain Handbook


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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 Plan Your Game Day

How to Ask Non-Gamers for Donations

How to Promote Your Fundraising Efforts

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Have you raised $50 or more this year?
You’ve unlocked the limited edition 2023 Children’s t-shirt design!

Email for instructions on how to claim your FREE shirt! 
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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

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