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Awesome Games Done Quick Raises $1.2M for Cancer Prevention
Speed Demos Archive’s annual speedrunning charity marathon, Awesome Games Done Quick, is finding its repute pretty nicely. This year, the charitable event has managed to donate more than $1.2 million that will be used in cancer prevention.
The charity event was held for one week starting on January 3 and ending yesterday on January 11. In that period of time, they managed to raise over one million dollars to successfully complete their hat-trick – this was the third year in a row for them to have crossed the one million mark.
Although it is a big amount, $1.2 million is less than what the charity had managed to raise last year. In 2015, they got donations that cumulatively amounted to $1.5 million.
However, not all of that was raised by the community, the good old fellas at Humble Bundle made a generous donation of $200,000 that year.
Coming back to the figures from this year, the organizers announced that they had crossed the $1.2 million mark in the day time but by the time the speedrun ended, exactly $1,212,991.33 had been raised from 30572 donors.
Out of these, the highest donor gave $18,255 while the average donation per person was $39.68.
Amazing work, all of you donors, for we've just hit 1.2 MILLION dollars! Wow, the numbers you are all pulling is fantastic #AGDQ2016
— Games Done Quick (@GamesDoneQuick) January 10, 2016
At the same time when this came out, the organizers confirmed the dates for their next charitable event, the Summer Games Done Quick speedrunning charity marathon. The event will commence on June 3 and last until June 9.
While Awesome Games Done Quick and Summer Games Done Quick donate the money to a number of charities, the most notable ones are related to cancer prevention; two primary charities are Prevent Cancer Foundation and Doctors Without Borders.