Bethesda ANZ and Game On Cancer announce the Bethesda Holiday Special Stream, raising funds for cancer research

Bethesda ANZ and Game On Cancer, an initiative of Cure Cancer, have teamed up to present the Bethesda Holiday Special Stream in an effort to bring together local and global talent and raise much-needed funds for cancer research.

Already confirmed as appearing on the stream are UFC middleweight Rob Whittaker and Creative Director of The Elder Scrolls Online, Rich Lambert. Kicking off from 10 AM AEDT, on December 16, 2021, the stream will take place across Skyrim, The Elder Scrolls Online and Fallout 76.

The fundraising goal for the Bethesda Holiday Special Stream is to assist with raising $100,000 in December for Cure Cancer. Today, Cure Cancer has announced it has raised over $14,000 towards the $100,000 target.

Bethesda Holiday Special Stream

The Holiday Special Stream will be live for six hours on Bethesda’s official Twitch channel and will include gameplay, cooking challenges, prop making and developer interviews. Segments to look forward to include;

  • The Elder Scrolls Online Devs and Community Chatting all things ESO
  • The Elder Scrolls Online New Life Festival Cooking Show with the ANZ Community Managers
  • The Elder Scrolls Online Mates of Oblivion Community Session
  • Rob Whittaker plays ‘Skyrim Anniversary Edition
  • Skyrim Anniversary Edition Creation Club Showcase
  • Hench and Scrap Foundry showcase their Sanguine Rose prop creation
  • Fallout 76 Wasteland Cooking Challenge with the ANZ Community Managers

Shane Bailey, Head of Gaming & Streaming at Cure Cancer said;

“We are thrilled to partner with the amazing team at Bethesda ANZ and feature their Holiday Special Stream as a part of our Game On Cancer Holiday Spectacular. Our biggest hope is that we can provide enough funding to young cancer researchers, whose ground-breaking ideas may hold the key to a cure. We’re aiming to raise $100,000 this December for vital cancer research and I’m confident that the support of the passionate and generous Bethesda community will help us achieve that goal.”

Donations can be made via Tiltify.

The Bethesda Holiday Special Stream isn’t the only event in December looking to raise funds for cancer research. As part of the overall, Game On Cancer Holiday Spectacular, Bluebird Rivals will be hosting a Rocket League event. Two tournaments will be held (invite only and open) where, in the former, eight teams will compete for a share of $500 AUD and in the latter, players can sign up to compete for a share of $200 AUD.

Interested players can sign up here.

Game On Cancer has also announced that Jeff Cannata has become an official Ambassador for the cause. According to Game On Cancer, “Jeff is the creator of some of the internet’s most enduring programming, including the Webby Award-winning variety series Totally Rad Show, the Podcast Award-winning science podcast We Have Concerns, and the wildly popular pop culture shows, DLC, Dungeon Run, The Filmcast, among many others. He’s worked on the ABC, CBS, NBC, Hulu, G4TV, CNET and has garnered a passionate fan base drawn to his infectious positivity.”

In December, Cannata will be raising funds via the DLC Podcast and DND live stream, The Dungeon Run.

Finally, Game On Cancer wants all gamers to get involved with the Holiday Spectacular. Streamers can host a charity stream to raise funds by visiting Tiltify and signing up. With every dollar raised, streamers can unlock XP to earn exclusive MVP merch.

Cure Cancer is dedicated entirely to funding early career researchers and to date has provided over 534 research grants to young researchers with ground-breaking innovative ideas, many who have gone on to become leaders in cancer research globally. The $100k target for the Holiday Spectacular will fund an early career researcher for a year

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Leo Stevenson
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