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Live speedrunning marathon raises $1.2 million for charity

Awesome Games Done Quick does it again for the Prevent Cancer Foundation.

Games Done Quick offers exactly what its name promises: a marathon of video games played quickly -- this is called "speedrunning" -- in front of a live audience and streamed online. The coolest part is that the organization does all of this twice a year for charity. The winter event is called Awesome Games Done Quick and it just wrapped up with a whopping $1.2 million raised for the Prevent Cancer Foundation (which also offers what its name promises).

Awesome Games Done Quick ran from January 3rd to 10th and included speedruns of everything from Splatoon to Bloodborne. Donations averaged $40, though the largest one was $18,255. See the full list of games conquered in this year's winter event, alongside the associated donations, right here. Last year's Awesome Games Done Quick generated $1.6 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation.

The 2016 edition of Summer Games Done Quick will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, from July 3rd to 9th.