Games Done Quick revealed this week they are officially bringing back Awesome Games Done Quick 2023 this January. The team will be forgoing the event in Florida again, and instead will hold AGDQ 2023 as an online only event from the 28th to the 15. This event will be held in support of Prevent Cancer Foundation, the organization’s purpose is to prevent cancer. Those who tune in to the GDQ channel this January can donate directly to the charity through a tidbit of options, including through their official website, and by Twitch. They’re taking signups for the event on the link above to assist everyone in a run, as we will probably see the final runners’ list in December.
Games Done Quick hosted an over a decade of speedrunning marathons. The purpose is simple: Professional players from around the world highlight their skills by beating games so quickly as possible and often using moments to run through video games that usually require dozens of hours to complete. Every time, viewers give money in a raucous livestream. The proceeds of that are directly donated to the charity’s partner. These events feature a lot of game-style games by speedrunners who raise money for charity. Games Done Quick has joined several charities that have 12 years’ history, including Doctors Without Borders and Prevent Cancer Foundation. Games Done Quick has raised over 41 million dollars for charities.
The Prevent Cancer Foundation celebrates 35 years of its tradition as the only nonprofit organization in the U.S. that focuses exclusively on saving lives in all ages through the prevention and detection of cancer. Through research, education, outreach and advocacy, we helped countless people to either avoid cancer diagnosis or detect their cancer early enough to be successful treated. The Foundation is increasing to support the challenge of lowering cancer deaths by 40 per cent by 2035. The government is committed to investing 20 million dollars for innovative technology to detect cancer early and advance multicancer screening; 10 million dollars to expand access to medically neglected communities to screening and vaccine programs; and 10 million dollars to educate the public about screening and vaccination options.