Mario Marathon 5 crosses $73k for Child’s Play

The philanthropic souls over at the Mario Marathon 5 have been playing various Mario games for almost 3 days now in an effort to raise money for Child’s Play charities, and they are still going stong. The guys and gals are playing through Mario levels as they are sponsored, and the total amount of levels number over 1000.

With 615 of 732 goals achieved, the current donation total sits at $73,406, and the Mario Marathon 5 people expect to wrap the donation drive by Wednesday. The previous Mario Marathon ended with $112,675. The whole event is being streamed live on, and the official website.

If you are so inclined, there is still time to get your donation in. Make sure to visit the Mario Marathon 5 site for more information and a full FAQ on the event.

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Source: Official site