Professional Twitch streamer Ben “DrLupo” Lupo has exceeded the goal of his annual charity stream for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for the third year in a row, raising $2.3M USD in 24 hours. The total raised by Lupo’s event combined has now nearly reached $10M. According to a release, $10M will constitute the most ever raised by a single creator for the hospital.
The broadcast featured several other popular Twitch content creators including Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, who has frequently collaborated with Lupo in the past.
Around $1M of the total came from Twitch itself, which also donated $1M during Lupo’s event last year.
This year, content creators across Twitch have raised millions for various charities. Speedrunning marathon Summer Games Done Quick also raised $2.3M during its week-long event in support of Doctors Without Borders. Sketch comedy and streaming troupe Loading Ready Run raised nearly $1M in its annual marathon Desert Bus, which supports Child’s Play – bringing its total to over $7M lifetime.
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