Twitch & Sony Partner For Australian First Youth Cancer Charity Stream
Twitch and Sony are coming together to support Youth Cancer in a charity stream to be held on April 29th through to the 30th. In a first for Australia, Twitch has partnered with the charity arm of Sony to host a 30 hour livestream fundraiser to support the Youth Cancer program “You Can”.
Since its inception, You Can has committed almost $5 million to building ‘You Can’ youth cancer centres in Australia for young patients aged 15 – 25. Too old for children’s hospitals yet too young for adult wards, these young patients are a ‘forgotten generation’ falling through the gaps in the medical system. This year alone, over 1000 young patients will be diagnosed with cancer in Australia and these Centres will provide age-appropriate treatment and care alongside peers their own age which has proven vital to improved survival rates.
The marathon stream, commencing 29th April, hosted by some of Australia’s favourite Twitch streamers including Loserfruit, Bajo, Deligracy and JamesTurnerYT with special guest appearances from Sony Music artists and avid gamers such as Alan Walker, Cyrus and LDRU – more will be announced in the days to come.
You can tune into the event live at www.twitch.tv/6t4bites with games like Horizon: Zero Dawn, Prey, For Honor and many more all to be played across the 30 hours. Key event partner, PlayStation Australia has agreed to reward a PS4 20th Anniversary limited edition console to the highest donor over the 30 hours. Plus there will also be prizes from world-class publishers and developers such as Bethesda, Ubisoft, Guerrilla Games and Media Molecule.
You can tune in to watch Gaming4Life live from 9am AEST on the 29th April, 2017 on www.twitch.tv/6T4bites
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