24 Hour Starcraft 2 Marathon

written by savage in 24 Hour Stream
24 Hour Stream


24hr gaming marathons have become fairly popular amongst gamers who wish to join in with fund raising through something they love. Similar to that of a 10k run, a 24hr gaming marathon will take stamina, concentration, effort and time. Maximus Brood will be raising money for Diabetes UK, the UK's leading Diabetes charity. Here is a little bit of information about diabetes and the charity.

The Diabetic Association was set up in 1934 by novelist HG Wells and Dr RD Lawrence – both of whom had diabetes. It became the British Diabetic Association (BDA) in 1954 and Diabetes UK at the turn of the millennium.

Radical from the beginning, the charity aimed to ensure that everyone in the UK could gain access to insulin, whatever their financial situation. Its mission statement was "to promote the study, the diffusion of knowledge, and the proper treatment of diabetes in this country."

The Association campaigned for the creation of the National Health Service and argued that people with diabetes should take an active role in managing their condition.

In 1939 the first diabetes voluntary self-support group was set up. There are now over 400 local voluntary groups, providing support and information to people with diabetes across the UK.

There are currently 4 million people in the UK living with diabetes, and 11.5 million more at increased risk of getting Type 2 diabetes. Those diagnosed face the risk of life-changing, and life-limiting, complications, unless they are given the very best care and the support they need to manage their condition well. As a society we need to work together now – and take action now – to fund critical research, improve healthcare and treatment, and prevent yet more people developing this potentially life-threatening condition.

As the UK’s leading diabetes charity, our mission is that by bringing people together to work in partnership, we will support those living with diabetes, prevent Type 2 diabetes, make research breakthroughs, and ultimately find a cure.

Our strategy clearly outlines what needs to change and how Diabetes UK can make this happen. We hope to inspire all of you – people with diabetes, volunteers, healthcare professionals, donors, commercial partners and the staff of Diabetes UK – to help us meet these challenges.

It’s only with your generosity, and that of the organisations that support and fund our work, that we can achieve these goals and realise our vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm.

The marathon will begin at 10am on Saturday 28th January and finish at 10am the following day. The marathon can be watched live at http://www.twitch.tv/tolfaramir throughout the 24hr period and also on http://www.twitch.tv/savage_88 and http://www.twitch.tv/fluffydk at various times.

Games will include ladder play, custom matches and arcade. If you wish to join in please notify Artanis, Fluffy or Savage at anytime and you may take part. If you would like to donate visit http://www.gofundme.com/24hrSC2 or for more information diabetes and what Diabetes UK does visit http://www.diabetes.org.uk