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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.
The 2014 Winter Campaign event will be held December 6th from 10 A.M. to 10 P.M. at the War Room located in the TC Paintball store at 1825 M-37 South Traverse City.
PLEASE mark this date on your calendars, post it on your fridge, enter a notice in your phones, do whatever it takes to remind yourself to come join the fun!
This event will have some new things going on.
For the first time we will have a Steve Jackson Games MIB team in attendance to showcase some of their new products. The team leader is a local gamer and familiar face at our events Heather Birdson. Which means we will be getting great previews of Steve Jackson Games products quite often. Keep an eye on our site for dates and times other than our events!
House Rules Games game designer and owner Charlie Stout will be running the final play testing sessions of his first game Good Ship and Crew which will be available online hopefully soon after the new year. It is possible he will also be previewing and start the play testing of two other new titles at our event as well depending on whether he can get the graphics done in time or not. Charlie has been a longtime committee member for Gaming for a Cure and the concept for his company has always included the donation of proceeds from every game he sells to us! Come check out what he has and let him tell you what else he has in the works.
The highly popular PRIZE WHEEL will be spinning all day. Everyone who donates $1 is a winner! Started by Sabrina Brant at last year's winter event to keep the kids busy it quickly became an addicting part of our day for all our attendees, and was in almost constant motion during the Summer Campaign event too.
Don McIntyre is the local representative for the company that produces All's Quiet on the Martian Front, a miniatures game based on the original H.G. Wells book The War of the Worlds. At the time of this writing he is planning on running demos of the game and showing off the wonderful models.
All the games we usually have in play like Warhammer, Warhammer40k, Wings of Glory, Magic the Gathering, Warmachine, Malifaux, Starwars X-wing, Star Trek Attack Wing and a wide assortment of board games, and card games should all be in full swing as time and space allow all day.
So grab some friends and stop by to roll some dice, flip some cards, move some models around, and make a difference in the fight against cancer.
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 pf 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.