Awesome Games Done Quick Sets New Fundraising Record In 2022
Amazing Games Done Quick has raised more than $3.4 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. This is a new fundraising record in the history of Games Done Quick. The fundraisers see volunteers speedrunning through retro- and modern games blindfolded while commentators explain their strategies and tricks.
Games Done Quick is a group of gamers who have been working together for charity for more than ten years. Each year, two main events are held: Awesome Games Done Quick in January to support the Prevent Cancer Foundation and Summer Games Done Quick to support Doctors Without Borders (or Medecins Sans Frontieres). Games Done Quick also organizes memorable marathons to help victims of past disasters or the current COVID-19 epidemic.
The Fatales marathons have been a way to celebrate women in speedrunning. The organization has donated to Doctors Without Borders and the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Awesome Games Done Quick raised $2.7 Million last year for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. This is a far cry from 2022’s record, likely because the event was conducted entirely online after the pandemic.
Games Done Quick celebrated the achievement on Twitter after the marathon-length 24-hour speedrunning race (via ). Amazing Games Done Quick raised $3,416,729 to support the Prevent Cancer Foundation. This is the most giant fundraising total Games Done Quick achieved since January 2020, before the pandemic. More than $3.4 million will save lives by early detection and prevention of cancer.
The Prevent Cancer Foundation aims to reduce the number of cancer deaths by 40 percent by 2035 through its advocacy, education, and outreach. This goal is possible thanks to Games Done Quick’s record-breaking fundraising.
Amazing Games Done Quick 2022 donations ran a speed run, achieving their first $1,000,000 in record time. Games Done Quick’s donation tracker shows that the event attracted over 28,000 donors and received over 49,000 donations. There were 149 runs during the week, including an incredible blindfolded Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice playthrough. As last year’s marathon broke speedrun records with its 28:35 Run of Kena: Bridge of Spirits, Jaxler’s 44:18 Pumpkin Jack run, and ShadowthePast’s 17:21 Webbed run, this year also saw some more accomplishments.
It is fantastic to see the gaming community unite and set new records. They support a great cause, whether they are speedrunning, commentating, or just watching on Twitch. Sometimes streams can make a charity speechless. Games Done Quick doesn’t seem to be stopping their fantastic fundraising anytime soon. The next event, an all-women speedrunning race Frost Fatales, will be from February 27th through March 5th. The Summer Games Done Quick 2022 event is still to be announced.