It was confirmed that the Destiny Twitch community has raised more than $1 million during the week-long charitable campaign. The funds will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The latter is a pediatric treatment and research facility focused on children’s catastrophic diseases.
The #littlelights campaign has started on June 22nd. Destiny players have been streaming nonstop with the aim of helping St. Jude’s little patients live a full and normal life. Although the marathon ends in a few hours, donations are accepted until Saturday (July 1st).
The charity fundraising event is part of the GuardianCon2017 that is to take place from June 30th to July 1st at the Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall in Tampa. Back in 2015, GuardianCon became a meeting place of fans and Destiny content creators. Since then, it has developed into a community convention and force for charitable giving. The first fundraiser steam took place last year and the amount of $560,000 was raised.
As for this year’s stream, it features some of the most popular names, associated with Destiny’s community on Twitch and YouTube. Some of the participants in the charitable cause are Datto, Professor Broman, Ezekiel_III, Ducksauce, to name a few.
St. Jude Hospital representatives said that this was the biggest fundraising campaign in their history. They did not miss to thank the Destiny community for their support and active participation in the event.
Similar to the previous year, the stream is going 24 hours per day. Fans can watch the game being played and contribute to the cause by clicking on the “Donate” button because “No child should die in the dawn of life” (Danny Thomas, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Founder).
Given the upcoming release of Destiny 2, and Bungie’s attempts to attract even more PC players, expectations are next year’s GuardianCon to be even more successful.