Take a look at the Pokemon fundraiser that gives the most worthy reason for catching ‘em all.
Feelgood Friday: The "Catch A Million" Pokémon Fundraiser Returns
Pokémon trainers are so concerned with the need to catch 'em all, that they rarely stop and think "why do we catch 'em all?" Well now there's one organization that has provided a pretty solid motivation: to raise money for the St. Baldrick's Foundation and help Conquer Kids' Cancer.
The "Catch A Million" marathon is a week-long Pokemon fundraiser event that tasks Twitch and YouTube streamers to catch a million Pokémon on the mainline series of games and raise $100,000 to fund childhood cancer research around the world. This year will be the second ever Catch A Million campaign and is set to take place from April 23rd to April 30th.
To add a little extra spice to the Pokemon fundraiser, participating content creators will be competing to see who can catch the most Pokémon. Over 280,000 people have already signed up to take part, with some larger Pokémon-focused communities leading the charge. These include Bulbagarden, Let's Do This Streamers, Pokémon Center, and Pokémon Go Raids.
Prominent gaming and tech companies are also throwing their weight behind the campaign to add some extra incentives. The top fundraiser, for instance, will earn a Scepter Gaming Chair from LF Gaming, while the top three runners-up will earn a Logitech Creator Bundle valued at $1159.93.
The St. Baldrick's Foundation has also built a nifty Twitch and YouTube integrated app to track the total amount of Pokémon caught by participating creators. Admissible games include every official title from Pokémon Red & Blue to Pokémon Go. St Baldrick's will also dole out dynamic challenges to the community as the campaign progresses.
Proceeds from the fundraiser will go straight to identifying and funding children's cancer research. Plus, the community will be joining the world's largest volunteer-driven fundraising program for childhood cancer research.
Anybody with an appreciation for Pokémon, or the worthwhile efforts of the St. Baldrick's Foundation, can sign up to take part now. So it's time to put that Pokémon mastery to good use.