Mining for Charity Event on Twitch this Weekend, Raising Money for the Immunity Project

by William D'Angelo, posted on 22 August 2014 / 2,552 Views

Twitch is holding a charity event this weekend called Mining for Charity. More than 20 Minecraft Twitch casters will be participating in helping to raise $75,000 for the Immunity Project.

The Immunity Project is a nonprofit organization developing an HIV vaccine that will be given away to the world for free. The team of scientists from Berkeley, Stanford, and Northwestern has completed animal studies. The money raised will help keep the team in the lab with the ability to improve "the vaccine formulation until human clinical trials can begin."

Mining for Charity runs from August 22 to August 24 on the Mining for Charity channel, as well as individual casters, including . The event starts at 10 am Pacific each day and ends at 10pm. You can see the schedule here with all the links to casters individual channels. You can also donate to the cause here.

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A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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1 Comments

Moonhero (on 22 August 2014)

If only I knew how to play Minecraft.