Alex’s treatment is finished. No more chemo, radiation, or bad hospital food. He’s getting better every day, however, the treatment that Alex received cost his family greatly. That’s why we want to help. On Saturday, February 8th at FX Game Exchange in Plano, we will be hosting a 1up Gameathon to benefit Alex and his family.

The 1up Gameathon for Alex is just like a 5k race - except instead of running, participants will be playing video games for ten straight hours on Saturday, February 8th, 2014. Everyone involved will be actively raising money through pledges from various donors. For example, one person may pledge $1 per hour played, or a simple one-time donation. All funds will go towards alleviating the financial burden placed on Alex's family due to his expensive treatments. Each participant will play one game for ten hours—straight through.

How you can help

There are a lot of great ways to get involved in the 1Up for Alex Gameathon, even if you aren’t playing a gamer: 1.) Make a one-time donation through a secure PayPal account. All donations benefit the McGuinness family. 2.) Purchase a 1Up for Alex t-shirt with a suggested donation of $10...

Buy a T-Shirt

We have shirts available for $$$ at FX Game Exchange in Plano, Texas. 1Up for Alex t-shirts are available for $10 each at FX Game Exchange in Plano, Texas. All proceeds from shirt sales go directly to the McGuinness family.Shirts are available in Small, Medium, Large, X-Large and XX-Large. Limited...

Buy Raffle Tickets

On February 8th, we will be raffling off gaming prizes throughout the day at FX Game Exchange. We will start the first drawing at noon so get there early for the best chance at winning. Raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 tickets for 20$.

Make a Donation

If you cannot attend the 1up for Alex Gameathon but would still like to contribute, we have set up a Paypal account to accept donations. Just click the link below.


1up for Alex will be on February 8th, 2014 at FX Game Exchange in Plano, Texas. 3000 Custer Rd #170 Plano, Texas 75075