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Marathon gaming session raises funds for hospital

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Posted at 7:24 PM, Oct 30, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-30 21:24:53-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- A group of video gamers pulled an all-nighter as part of a unique way to raise money for Primary Children's Hospital.

The program is called Extra Life, and gamers agree to play video games for 24 hours straight while getting pledges for donations to support the event.

Participants played from 8 a.m. Saturday until 8 a.m. Sunday.

According to a post on Primary Children’s Hospital’s Facebook page, the event raised at least $43,000 over the weekend.

Extra Life is a nationwide effort that benefits Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Extra Life has raised more than $5 million this year, according to their website.

For more information about Extra Life, visit their website.