CMHA Middlesex’s focus on self-care and mental health is key to Digital Extremes’ community culture.
After partnering with Canadian Mental Health Association, Middlesex for TennoCon 2019, Digital Extremes delivered a $250,000 (CAD) cheque on August 1 to the association in London, Ontario, the largest donation it has ever received.
Amidst a balloon-filled room and cake-topped tables, Live Ops and Community Director Rebecca Ford and Community Manager Megan Everett handed the over-sized Tenno check (along with the genuine check) to Wendy Sanderson, Senior Fund Development Associate at CMHA, Middlesex.
The reception ceremony capped the year-long partnership announced in early spring to July’s TennoCon 2019, the annual convention Digital Extremes holds for its constantly growing game, Warframe. CMHA, Middlesex attended TennoCon 2019 with a booth and spoke to attendees about the importance of life balance, self-care, and healthy options for living in today’s busy, digital world.
“CMHA Middlesex is incredibly grateful to Digital Extremes, along with the international gaming community for their support! Mental health and addictions are at the forefront of our society’s conversations, and as more individuals come forward we are thankful for partnerships with community-focused organizations that help us promote positive mental health and support those with mental health concerns. The $250,000 raised by TennoCon 2019 and the generous gaming community will enable us to enhance and provide a wide-range of services to those struggling with mental health and addiction and work towards fulfilling our vision of an inclusive community with mental health and wellbeing for all,” said Dr. Beth Mitchell, CEO, Canadian Mental Health Association, Middlesex
“As a volunteer at CMHA Booth, I personally saw that many players were interested and grateful to find this booth at TennoCon,” said Russian Customer Support and Community Specialist Anastasia V.
Digital Extremes’ ongoing updates to its game-as-a-service title brings its own challenges to the life-work balance concept. As a result, the studio generously sets up healthy activities and programs to make the studio an inviting, fun and a wonderful place to work. CMHA Middlesex is a perfect partner for Digital Extremes because both organizations approach mental health as a fundamental necessity in both work and life.
A portion of all attendee ticket purchases for TennoCon 2019, including online donations during the show, resulted in $250,000 (CAD) for CMHA Middlesex. Digital Extremes is genuinely grateful and thankful to all of its attendees, all Tenno who donated, and to CMHA Middlesex for its professional care and top-notch services to the community. For more on Digital Extremes, TennoCon, and Warframe, check out www.warframe.com.
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