Popular Twitch streamer Ben ‘DrLupo’ Lupo announced an upcoming charity stream to benefit St. Jude’s and children’s cancer research, which will go live over a 24-hour period.
Taking place on December 22 at 1 PM EST, DrLupo hopes to surpass his goal of one million dollars raised for St. Jude’s throughout 2018. Lupo has already amassed a sizeable amount for the charity, raising a reported total of over $730,000 dollars as of December 21.
Additionally, the top 100 donators during the stream’s duration will win an special code for a gold foil version of Lupo’s “Build Against Cancer” shirt. Lupo’s stream will likewise feature a raffle with an array of items as potential prizes, such as Fortnite’s in-game ‘VBucks’ currency, a custom gaming chair, and more.
Join us on December 22nd to help raise money for @StJude!
Top 100 total donators from the 24 hour stream will receive a code for a gold foil version of the #BuildAgainstCancer shirt in the size of their choosing.
Be part of something bigger than yourself. :heart:️:purple_heart: pic.twitter.com/DZgbg6IzOQ
— DrLupo (@DrLupo) December 18, 2018
Lupo announced the event during a livestream on December 17, claiming that St. Jude’s holds a “special place in his heart” due to their charitable work for children suffering from cancer.
“St. Jude’s holds a special place in my heart because they help people… they help kids fight things they should never have to face,” Lupo stated. “We’re talking about innocent children.”
— St. Jude PLAY LIVE (@StJudePLAYLIVE) December 20, 2018
Lupo also revealed that his fans had helped raise over $356,000 during his four hour block at Florida’s GuardianCon in summer of 2018, boosting his total amount raised to $659,000 ahead of his current numbers.
Lupo’s charity stream precedes Fortnite streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevin’s New Years Eve event in New York’s Time Square, where he will engage in a 12 hour live broadcast of the massively popular battle royale title to ring in 2019.