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Awesome Games Done Quick 2022 Online Closes with More Than $3.4 Million Raised for Prevent Cancer Foundation

January 17, 2022 – Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ) 2022 Online concluded its week-long 24-hour speedrunning marathon, raising a total of more than $3.4 million for Prevent Cancer Foundation®, the largest donation total raised in a single GDQ event. AGDQ 2022 Online also reached the first $1 million in donations in the shortest amount of time in GDQ history.

AGDQ 2022 Online was broadcast on Twitch from January 9-16. As Games Done Quick's first event of 2022, it continues the organization's pledge to safely continue fundraising during the COVID-19 pandemic with online-only events. All the while, AGDQ 2022 maintained the same kind of excitement and community spirit that viewers have come to expect from the speedrunning event.

This year's AGDQ was particularly notable for the number of world records that were broken, including:
Games Done Quick thanks its AGDQ 2022 Online event sponsors Twitch, The Yetee, Support Class, Fangamer, Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem, Annapurna Interactive, Power Up Audio, DANGEN Entertainment, and NIS America.

Since 2010, Games Done Quick has raised more than $37 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 27 to March 5 on Twitch. Summer Games Done Quick 2022 will also return, with more details to be announced.

For more information about Games Done Quick, please visit An archive of AGDQ 2022 can be found on the official Games Done Quick YouTube channel.

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About Games Done Quick
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 $37 million for charity. For more information, please visit

About Prevent Cancer Foundation®
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.

For more information, please visit

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Lizzie Killian