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Video-game marathon to support CancerCare

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VIDEO games get more than their share of bad press these days, but a local TV morning show has found a way to combine gaming with charity fundraising.

Citytv’s Breakfast Television will host Gaming for Good on Friday, April 27, inviting gamers, viewers and charity-minded Winnipeggers to challenge local celebrities in a 12-hour video-game marathon that will raise funds in support of CancerCare Manitoba.

The event, which runs from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Polo Park Centre Court, will feature members of the Winnipeg Goldeyes, pro skateboarder (and Sk8 Skates owner) Colin Lambert, gaming group Chip Damage, local rockers Sons of York and legendary kids’ entertainer Fred Penner.

Non-gamers can also participate, as the event will also include a 12 Hours of Prizing marathon in which thousands of dollars of prizes — including restaurant gift cards, footwear and skin-care products — will be up for grabs.

Gaming for Good will be featured during Breakfast Television’s April 27 broadcast, and will be streamed live online all day at BTWinnipeg.ca.

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