I do this not just for 'the kids' but for my kid. My youngest daughter was born with a unilateral cleft lip. When we brought her home from China at two and a half years old, she faced a number of lengthy and involved surgeries.
Now at nearly 12 years old, she is not only thriving but is a beautiful, wonderful (board game loving) child! We owe an awful lot to the doctors, nurses and staff at Boston Children's. They literally changed our daughter's life for the better.
She's not done yet though, with at least one more major surgery in her future, we'll continue to support Boston Children's by playing games and taking names! It certainly helps that she's a board game fanatic and will be right there with us, playing games and raising money for Extra Life!