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Awesome Games Done Quick 2023 Raises More Than $2.6 Million for Prevent Cancer Foundation

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2023 @ 11:29 a.m. PST

Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ) 2023 Online wrapped up its week-long 24-hour speedrunning marathon, raising a total of more than $2.6 million for Prevent Cancer Foundation.

Games Done Quick is a series of charity video game marathons. These events feature high-level gameplay by speedrunners raising money for charity. Games Done Quick has teamed up with several charities in its 12-year history, including Doctors Without Borders and Prevent Cancer Foundation. To date, Games Done Quick has raised over $43 million for charity. For more information, please visit

AGDQ 2023 Online was broadcast on Twitch from January 8-15. As Games Done Quick's first event of the year, it kicks off another exciting year for GDQ and the speedrunning community.

AGDQ 2023 was particularly notable for the number of world records that were broken, including:

Games Done Quick thanks its AGDQ 2023 Online event sponsors Twitch, The Yetee, Fangamer, Humble Bundle, 7NOW, Annapurna Interactive, and Running With Speed.

Since 2010, Games Done Quick has raised more than $43 million for charities around the world, including Prevent Cancer Foundation, Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières, Direct Relief, AbleGamers, Malala Fund, and Organization for Autism Research.

The next GDQ event will be the all-women winter speedrunning event Frost Fatales from February 26-March 4, 2023 on Twitch. Summer Games Done Quick 2023 will also return May 28-June 4, 2023.

For more information about Games Done Quick, please visit An archive of AGDQ 2023 can be found on the official Games Done Quick YouTube channel.

The Prevent Cancer Foundation is celebrating 35 years as the only U.S. nonprofit organization focused solely on saving lives across all populations through cancer prevention and early detection.  Through research, education, outreach and advocacy, we have helped countless people avoid a cancer diagnosis or detect their cancer early enough to be successfully treated.   

The Foundation is rising to meet the challenge of reducing cancer deaths by 40% by 2035. To achieve this, we are committed to investing $20 million for innovative technologies to detect cancer early and advance multi-cancer screening, $10 million to expand cancer screening and vaccination access to medically underserved communities, and $10 million to educate the public about screening and vaccination options. 

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