The 2old2playHALO Pwnathon 2008 is a month-long charity drive, consisting of fundraising based on challenges. For our first campaign, we've selected a charity that means a lot to many of our longtime clan members - and one in particular personally - PKDCure.org. The not-for-profit PKD Foundation leads the fight against polycystic kidney disease.
This is not for a clan member, but a clan member's son. SwankyVariable joined our clan in April of '07. He quickly became a crowd favorite, due to his excellent game play and irreverently awesome attitude. And we were all happy for him when his son, Nathan, was born in August. What we didn't know for a while, until January, was that his beautiful son was afflicted with PKD. Swanky posted in January on his blog of the hardships they had faced to that point - and to be honest, I'm not sure anyone has had an update since then. Due to all of the issues with this, he's been out of touch. But you are all gamers, and most of you are in a clan. As much trouble as you give each other, real friendships form, and endure. Swanky is still in our clan, minds, and hearts. When Hubristes suggested doing a fundraiser, PKDCure.org and the PKD Foundation were a natural fit. Swanky does not - and may never - know we are organizing this, but it is our way of supporting a fellow clan - and 2old2play.com - member. Hub contacted PKDCure.org and we were on our way!
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