Welcome to the 2015 season for Gaming for a Cure!
We have three events scheduled for the year. First is the C4, close on it's heels is the summer campaign and then we take a break until winter for the winter campaign. Don't forget, every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month is Wings of Glory.
To all those people who have shown their concern that Gaming for a Cure has ceased to exist, Mark Twain said it best..."The news of our death has been GREATLY exaggerated!" We're still up and running and have some exciting news.
Come join the fun at C4 with our co- sponsorship of the game room with Castle Games and Goods at the Cherry Capitol Comic Convention on May 22nd - 24th (http://www.cherrycapitalcon.com/)
The Gaming for a Cure group will have some things there for sale to help the cause as well as info on how to join us in our fight against cancer and several tabletop style demo games in progress.
Castle Games and Goods will have their usual pile of open games available for you to pick up and play on the spot giving you a chance to try something new or an old favorite. They are also going to hold the finals of their Settlers of Catan tournament at the event. The winner gets to move on to the national event later this year!
So stop by anytime while you are at the convention and see what's going on. It's free, it's fun and you can join us in the fight against cancer!
Our Summer Campaign event is Saturday and Sunday June 13th and 14th at TC Paintball's War Room 10am -10pm both days (http://tcpaintball.com/traversecity/index.htm)
Don't miss this 2 day event!
There is a variety of games going on all day both days. There will also be auction items, a prize wheel and the paintball field will be open. TC Paintball will have discounts for purchases of games and specials on paintball supplies. Check back here as the event gets closer for a list of specific spotlight games to be featured at the event. DON'T FORGET we have all kinds of games ready to be enjoyed and you can always bring your own games to play if you are looking for someone to play with you or bring some friends to play too! You can also get together a paintball team and come looking for opponents. Two days of dice, cards, miniatures, board games and paintball, how much more fun can you ask for? all for a worthy cause come join us in the fight against cancer!
Our Final event of the year will be the Winter Campaign on Saturday December 5th at TC Paintball's War Room 10am-10pm.
The Winter Campaign is much like the Summer Campaign in that we have all kinds of games going on all day. However we also have our Chili Cook off and this year we will have an assortment of wrapped Holiday gifts available to bid on! Each gift will be available for you to pick up, and gently shake to see if you want to bid on it by purchasing tickets to place in a drawing bag. The more tickets you put in the bag the better your chances of getting the gift you want. Some of the gifts will be game related but some won't, and all will be top quality gifts, no gag gifts here! You can open it there or put your name on it and take it home to open on Christmas, it's up to you. So come join the pre-Christmas fun and help us fight cancer in a merry way!
In memory of our dear friend Matthew Litchfield who lost his battle with cancer at the age of 9. He won our hearts while playing games with us and bravely fighting the good fight against this terrible disease.
Matthew was a true Jedi: strong, compassionate, and inquisitive. May he be one with the Force now and forever.
Please take a minute to go check out what these 3 fellow Geeks are doing!
Since all our proceeds go to those events that we hold, we are asking you to help us out to gather resources for promotional material so that we can reach more of those in need. If you can donate, we appreciate it! If not, please share the link so we can gain more notoriety.
Gaming for a Cure started in 2006 to honor the loss of a dear friend Wesley Geer. It has now grown into the focal point of supporting cancer awareness and research among the hobbyist community in Northern Michigan. We started off with a focus on role-playing and card games that expanded bringing board games and table top games such as Warhammer and Wings of War. The addition of the live Auction in 2007 was eagerly embraced by participants and donors alike. Gaming for a Cure began branching into the electronic games in 2008 with a Nintendo Wii playing Guitar Hero projected onto a wall. In 2009 the Northwestern Michigan College donated part of another building to allow us to use a computer lab to include a LAN-party of Battle Field 1942.
Our members take pride in the time and effort they donate to make Gaming for a Cure such a success. We are working to prevent the loss of another Wesley Geer and uniting the community through open-minded curiosity into the worlds of gaming. Come support your loved ones who have lost their fight, and those who have survived this devastating disease, and become "a HERO of a different kind of war."
-Jodie Brandt, Founder and Chairman of Gaming for a Cure.
We could not do what we do without the help of the American Cancer Society who has helped us every step of the way in achieving our goals and continuing to grow. If you are unable to make it to any of our events and would still like to make a donation, please feel free to help our friends at the American Cancer Society.