Scare to Care is a videogame-based fundraiser to benefit Camp Kesem UCSD, the San Diego based chapter of a non-profit organization which puts on a yearly camp for the children of cancer patients. On May 28th and 29th,Tim and his younger brother Vernon will take turns playing Amnesia: the Dark Descent (a game regarded as one of the scariest ever created) over a live internet stream so that viewers may spectate. Vernon will begin the game on the first night and try to get as far as he can while Tim tries to scare him in the most nefarious ways imaginable. On the second night, the roles will be reversed and Tim will have to finish the game while Vernon reciprocates with his own elaborately-designed scares. As an added bonus, both brothers have agreed to donate 25 cents to the charity for every time they accidentally swear on camera. The goal of this charity is to create as many hilarious scary moments as possible, all in the name of a good cause.
We will be streaming starting at 6pm PDT each day at here at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/scaretocare
Camp Kesem Nationals is an organization dedicated to creating week-long, student-run summer camps across the nation for children whose parents have or have had cancer. Many groups exist to help and support those with cancer, but this disease also takes its toll on all those who are close to and care about that person. Dealing with those feelings and emotions are difficult enough for an adult, but many children have to struggle with it every day. Camp Kesem strives to be a place where children can not only play, have fun, and just be kids; but also to act as a place where campers can find strength in the fact that there are other children out there who are just like them.
The proceeds from this fundraiser will directly benefit Camp Kesem UCSD, a Camp Kesem chapter serving the San Diego area. This year, Camp Kesem UCSD plans to welcome 80 campers to the their site located in Apple Canyon Center along with a staff of over 40 volunteers. Because of the financial burdens associated with cancer treatments, Camp Kesem asks for no financial contribution from the families. At Camp Kesem UCSD, sending a single person to camp costs approximately $300. All of this funding comes from the efforts at the students at UCSD through fundraisers similar to this one.
You can find out more about Scare to Care at http://scaretocare.wordpress.com/