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Gamers vs. Cancer East to Hold Online Tournament April 9
American Cancer Society and Bull City Gaming Partner for Rocket League Tournament
Cary, NC (March 22, 2022) – The American Cancer Society is launching Gamers vs. Cancer East this spring with an online tournament featuring Rocket League starting at 12 p.m. Eastern Time on April 9. The American Cancer Society and Bull City Gaming have partnered to host the tournament, which will stream live at www.twitch.tv/Bullcitygg and feature a $5,000 prize pool. All funds raised will go toward combating healthcare inequality in the fight against cancer.
“Health equity is a core driver for our mission,” said Daniel Widner, vice president of Gamers vs. Cancer. “Cancer is a disease that can affect anyone, but it does not affect everyone equally. Due primarily to structural racism and socioeconomic inequality, Black communities and other populations are disparately impacted by cancer by experiencing greater obstacles to cancer prevention, detection, treatment and survival. These issues help guide the American Cancer Society daily in every initiative we undertake – from providing rides to treatment locally to advocating for access to health care nationwide. Support from gamers is critical to our mission, the health of our communities and equality.”
“At Bull City Gaming, we’re always looking for ways to make a positive difference in the community,” said Jatovi McDuffie, owner of Bull City Gaming and volunteer chair of Gamers vs. Cancer East. “Even though the plans have changed, the mission is still the same. Our goal is to create an entertaining event and help those in need while doing so. The event on April 9th will be a fun interactive experience we hope you will enjoy and utilize to join the fight vs cancer.” Registration is free for the tournament, which will feature 32 teams competing in the popular Rocket League game.
The American Cancer Society recognizes gaming as a force for good and is partnering with Bull City Gaming and the Town of Cary to build Gamers vs. Cancer East. The April 9 online tournament will launch the initiative, which will also feature an in-person gaming expo this fall. To learn more, visit www.gamersvscancereast.org.
About Gamers vs Cancer
Gamers vs. Cancer (GvC) is the American Cancer Society’s solution to mobilizing gamers in the fight against cancer. GvC is led and run by gamers who have combined their love of gaming with their passion for fighting cancer. However you engage within the gaming community, we have an opportunity for you to help us save lives, celebrate lives and lead the fight to a world without cancer. Willing to press start? Join our Discord server, Gamers vs Cancer, or email us at [email protected]