Desert Bus wraps after 141 hours and $200,000

On Saturday Nov 20th, I wrote about Desert Bus for Hope, LoadingReadyRun’s marathon gaming fundraiser for Child’s Play. Yesterday, at 3:00pm, after almost six full days of Desert Bus-ing and $200,000 raised, the Desert Bus marathon finally came to an end. Elated, exhausted, and probably rather sick of driving a bus, LoadingReady Run tweeted:

Desert Bus 2010 comes to a close, with E-Cheques yet to clear we should easily clear 200,000.00 this year. THANK YOU EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU

Not surprisingly, the 4th Desert Bus marathon raised more money than ever. It also saw heaps of guest celebs popping in (including uber-geek Wil Wheaton), prizes auctioned off, and geeks clustering around screens to watch other geeks looking at screens. Why not.

And now a REALLY WEIRD commercial for Japanese noodles:


About whoseroses

Rose is an arts administrator from Victoria, BC. She has worked at some of Canada's biggest and best festivals, including the Victoria Fringe Festival, Just for Laughs in Montreal, the Winnipeg Folk Festival, and the Victoria Film Festival. She co-founded the Winnipeg Spoken Word Festival, and helped produce the Victoria Spoken Word Festival. Rose is passionate about theatre, spoken word, comedy, and her community. She runs on festivals.
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