Published on January 14, 2021

Updated on December 22, 2021

Last week, hundreds of all-star gamers from around the world met online to speedrun their favorite games. People around the globe tuned in to watch the “best of the best” take on the most popular games, with some runners even breaking world records!

This amazing community of gamers and fans raised more than $2.76 million for cancer prevention and early detection. During the event, we asked the community why they participate in AGDQ (Awesome Games Done Quick). Following are some of the responses we received. Thank you all for your participation and continued support!

Why do you AGDQ? Let us know by tweeting @preventcancer with the hashtag #WhyIAGDQ.

Tribute Wall for Awesome Games Done Quick 2021. Community members expressing why the mission of the Prevent Cancer Foundation is meaningful to them. Many responses honor the memory of a loved one they lost to cancer.

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This was my first time watching AGDQ. My partner has been watching for 2 years now & I kept watching over his shoulder at work & this year I finally got to see it myself! It’s a rush watching people become so good at what they do and can raise such awareness and funds for an amazing cause. I can’t believe it but a week after AGDQ 2021 completed I was diagnosed with a precancerous growth. Too fitting a time & makes me truly, personally want to end cancer not just for me but everyone. Please keep up the amazing work! I’ll be watching the next one in the summer!!! Can’t wait to see even more incredible game play for such an amazing cause!


I was told as a kid that playing video games would never amount to anything. With GDQ, it shows case and point how gaming can change lives for the better. To see my donation go to helping the ultimate speed run against cancer happen makes me feel like together we can beat cancer for good, it’s only an matter of time.


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