For the third year in a row, the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island partners with Nick’s Marathon to raise money towards bringing videogames to children and families in need.
Nick’s Marathon raises money through an annual 48-hour gaming marathon put on in memory of Nicholas Capobianco, a videogame enthusiast who lost his life to leukemia in 2008. This year’s marathon will begin at 8 pm EST on Friday, November 13th. Those who donate to Nick’s Marathon can catch the live-stream at nicksmarathon.org.
Nick began his fight with leukemia at the age of three, and five years later participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony at the opening of the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island. Twenty years after that, Nick was re-diagnosed with cancer and passed away. Friends and family honor Nick’s love for videogames and the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island every year through Nick’s Marathon.
In past years, the organization has provided the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island with plenty of gaming goodies including an Xbox One, a PlayStation 4, a Nintendo Wii U, several new Nintendo 3DSs and PlayStation Vitas, and of course plenty of games. The money raised by the 2015 marathon will go toward a new gaming system for the Ronald McDonald House Family Room at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital.
Nick’s Marathon raises money throughout the year through donations as well as local and online events. Head to nicksmarathon.org to read more about the organization, find out about events, or get a peek at the 2015 marathon game line-up.