How can catching Pokemon help in the fight against Cancer?
That is because there will be a special fundraiser called ‘Catch a Million to Conquer Kids’ Cancer’!
‘Catch a Million to Conquer Kids’ Cancer’ fill have Twitch streamers come together to catch as many Pokemon as possible to raise money for St. Baldrick’s Foundation. The overall goal is to catch a million Pokemon and raise $100,000!
This seven day fundraising marathon will start on April 24th and go to through April 30th.
Who Will Take Part?
There will be several different Twitch streamers to take part in “Catch a Million’. The one leading the way and forerunner will be Twitch Plays Pokemon. They will be hosting a classic Pokémon Red and Blue face-off. Team captains Bruce Greene and KaraCorvus will be leading their teams to catch the most Pokemon.
There are already over 50 streamers taking part in this fundraiser. Some of them you may even know such as the P.U.C.L. Podcast.
Though, more are welcome to join! If you stream on Twitch and wish to help catching to fight Cancer then you can sign up on Catch a Million.
Below is the full press release of the event.
What to Expect:
- More than 50 streamers are already registered for the event. Participants MUST register on CatchAMillion to contribute towards the overall goal. Every streamer playing any Pokémon game is invited to participate.
- A Twitch-integrated app tracks the Pokémon participating streamers capture during the fundraiser and updates CatchAMillion.com live with the latest capture data and new challenges for participating streamers.
- As long as streamers are live on Twitch (with the tracker), their captures will count toward the million-Pokémon goal.
- Every Pokémon counts toward the million-Pokémon goal, from Red and Blue through modern releases.
There are many ways to join the week-long Pokémon challenge
TwitchPlaysPokemon is hosting a 7-day face-off between two teams. A 24/7 Twitch Plays race pits Team Bruce Greene and Team KaraCorvus in a race to complete as much Pokémon content as possible using the “Twitch Plays” chat-driven gameplay format. Each team’s community will play the classic Pokémon Red and Blue collectively by entering commands in chat.
Team captain Bruce Greene is an independent content creator who previously created gaming content for channels like Inside Gaming, Funhaus, and an array of Rooster Teeth Productions. Captain KaraCorvus is a scientist and gamer. Previously employed as a microbiologist, she is now streaming, acting, modeling, and voice acting full time.
Where all streamers are welcome to fundraise for St. Baldrick’s, all viewers are invited to participate in the Twitch Plays race in between supporting their favorite Pokémon streamers. So far, St. Baldrick’s has raised over $312 million, and gifted 1,644 grants across 30 countries.
Will you be the very best? Will conquering kid’s cancer be your cause? Gotta Catch A Million! Learn more and register today at CatchAMillion.com.
Disclaimer: This is a fan-driven event and is in no way sponsored or associated with the owners of Pokémon intellectual property on any platform or in any medium. All rights to Pokémon (trademarks, media, and so forth) are still the property of their respective owners.
Click here to learn more about St. Baldrick’s Foundation.
We hope that if you are a Pokemon Twitch Streamer that you too will help out and join the cause! Catch’em all! If not, then go ahead and give one of the many streamers taking part in this a watch and even donate money!
Best of luck trainers!