Sep 5, 2017 - By Phong Tran

Cheer for Kids: show support for Extra Life with #charity

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, but we’re taking it a step further than awareness… Let’s do something about it, together!

With our good friends at Extra Life, we’re encouraging the global Twitch community to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals throughout North America. Extra Life unites thousands of gamers around the world to play games in support of their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Now you can help support their mission just by Cheering for your favorite streamers on Twitch!

We also want to give a special shout out to the hardworking staff at our Texas Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals who are taking care of patients’ needs while being affected by Hurricane Harvey — especially those at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. The nearby member hospitals in Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio and more have all helped take in patients before the storm hit to make sure children are still able to receive the best care possible during this critical time.

Cheer with #charity to show support!

During the Cheer for Kids Charity drive on Twitch, from September 5–19, Twitch will donate up to $200,000 to Extra Life based on your Cheers with the hashtag #charity. For every 1,000 bits used in Cheers that include the #charity hashtag, Twitch will donate $2 to Extra Life up to a maximum of $200,000.

Every time you Cheer, just add the hashtag #charity to your Cheer message, and the Bits you Cheer will count toward the fundraising total. The donation will come from Twitch and does not affect the support the streamer receives from your Cheers.

Together we can do something to help sick and injured kids throughout North America with the help of Extra Life and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. You Cheer with #charity, and Twitch will take care of the rest!


Q. Do small amounts of Bits count?

A. Yes! All Bits with the #charity hashtag will be counted towards the total.

Q. Do Cheermotes count? Can I use Kappa1000, Kreygasm5000, or Partner Cheermotes and add #charity?

A. Yes! All Bits, including Cheermotes with the #charity hashtag will be counted towards the total.

Q. Does this take away from what the streamer receives from the Cheer?

A. No. Twitch is making the donation based on the number of Bits you use with the hashtag.

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