Welcome to the Livestream for the Cure landing page!
If you’ve made your way here via www.livestreamforthecure.com, then we’re still getting set up for the next event! Closer to the event, that URL will direct to either our page at the Cancer Research Institute or to a donation page. Please bookmark that URL and be sure to visit it during future events for more information!
Livestream for the Cure 4
The 4th Annual Livestream for the Cure (or the Livestream 4 the Cure?) has been scheduled for FORTY-EIGHT HOURS from May 28th thru the 31st, with a small four hour kick-off event scheduled for the evening before to do final tests (and hopefully wrangle in some amazing guests). This year we’ll be pushing to raise $10,000 for the Cancer Research Institute, and if all of that gets doubled, we stand a very good chance of raising over $20,000 for cancer research. Hitting last year’s goal on day TWO meant that, unfortunately, donations slowed to a trickle for the entirety of day three, so if we happen to hit our goal before the end this year, we’ll be raising the bar by $1,000 every time we hit it and offering additional prizes for people won donate to these flex goals!
As in years past, the event will be LIVE on Twitch, so be sure to head to http://twitch.tv/epicfilmguys and give us a follow! We’ll be going live with streams and other events where we’ll be mentioning L4TC all the way up until the event begins the evening of May 27th.
Schedule (all times EST):
May 27th: 6:00 – 10:00 PM EST
May 28th: 10:00 AM – Midnight EST
May 29th: 10:00 AM – Midnight EST
May 30th: 10:00 AM – Midnight EST
May 31st: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST
What is the Livestream for the Cure?
Every May, the Epic Film Guys put on a charity podcasting event to raise money for the Cancer Research Institute, a wonderful organization researching Immunotherapy to provide us with a future immune to cancer. Cancer has affected us deeply here on the Epic Film Guys and we know many of our friends, family, and fellow podcasters have also been deeply affected by it as well. Therefore, we have made it our mission to put on this truly epic event every year, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Cancer Research Institute to fund their efforts to cure cancer. Dozens of other podcasters join us for games, fun discussions, and other random segments over the course of the event to drive donations to help us reach our goal.
2017: The original Livestream for the Cure took place May 20th from Noon to Midnight EST. Our goal for the first event was $2,500. Between pre-show donations and what we raised on the air, we ended up raising $1,180. CRI matched donations made in the month of May, which put our total at around $2250 or so. We received a few post-show donations and a couple people had made donations directly to the CRI, so all told we did end up just over $2,500. We had no idea what would come of the event, and though we were very proud of what we achieved, it was a bit of a gut punch to have fallen so short of the goal we set that year without the CRI’s help. The video of the event is no longer available online, but you can hear portions of it in audio form here, here, and here.
2018: Livestream for the Cure 2.0 took place from May 18-20th over thirty hours, from 6:00 PM on the 18th to 6:00 PM on the 20th. We set a goal of $5,000 for this event, in spite of falling short the previous year, and we were determined to hit the goal. All told, including pre-show donations and what we raised on the air, we are proud to have smashed our goal and raised $5,528. CRI will once again match most of these donations, which means we’ll end up having raised nearly $11,000 for cancer research! Audio from the event will be going up throughout the second half of 2018 on Mondays on the Epic Film Guys feed, and you can see the entire event here, here, here, here, and here.
We also dedicated the final two hours of the 2018 stream to Perry and Lindsay Johnson. They are great friends of the show and had planned to be part of the event (they even bought the first merchandise from the show!), and a couple weeks before Perry was diagnosed with Stage IV stomach and esophageal cancer. They still joined us for the final 90 minutes, and we raised an additional $780 to help them with their medical and living costs in this difficult time. Perry unfortunately passed away at the beginning of January 2019 from complications from his cancer, and he will truly be missed.
2019: The 3rd Annual Livestream for the Cure was held from May 17th – 19th over 40 hours with a goal of $7,500. As you can see by the landing page linked here, we smashed that goal, and we did it on DAY TWO! The total raised is also mostly doubled by the Cancer Research Institute, putting us somewhere in the realm of $15,000 raised for cancer research. The event closed out with Lindsay Johnson, who joined us to talk about Perry and the last months with him as his prognosis constantly changed. It was incredibly brave of her to join us to tell her story, and the entire event was dedicated to his memory after his valiant fight with cancer.
Audio from the 2019 event days one and three will find its way onto our normal or our patreon feed throughout the beginning of 2020, but sadly the audio from day two was lost.
The Livestream for the Cure will return each and every May as we continue to grow the event and work even harder to raise even more money for cancer research. Again, please bookmark www.livestreamforthecure.com and subscribe to our podcast at www.epicfilmguys.com! Announcements for each year’s event start around the end of the year, with an updated page over at the Cancer Research Institute coming in January or so.
What does the future hold? Who knows! We smashed our goal in 2018 and in 2019, so we have to go even bigger and even better. One day, I’d love to be able to have a whole crew of people on-site rotating in and out as host to stay live for several consecutive days to raise money, but we haven’t quite made it that far yet. More information and announcements on this year’s Livestream for the Cure will be coming in the near future, so make sure you follow us on Twitter and follow the Facebook event page for news!
Thank you all so much for supporting the event, and thank you to all of the amazing people and podcast partners who set aside their time and who played our audio promos or discussed the event. You are all amazing, and we love you so much more than you could ever know!!!
Epic Film Guy Nick