SOURCE: Rezilio, LLC

December 04, 2007 06:30 ET

National MS Society Georgia Chapter and Game for Charity Launch Online Charity Game Tournament

The MS Society Georgia Chapter Launches Online Gaming Tournament to Raise $50,000 and Give Away Over $5,000 in Prizes

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - December 4, 2007) - The MS Society Georgia Chapter and Rezilio, an Atlanta-based game developer, launches the world's first not-for-profit casual game tournament. Game for Charity's patent-pending method and technology allows not-for-profit organizations the ability to utilize casual games in a skilled tournament fashion over the Internet as an incentive to donors.

'Tis the season for giving and the National MS Society Georgia Chapter needs your help to end the devastating effects of MS. Join the movement by playing a five-minute puzzle game. To participate in the MS "Play for Cure" event:

1) Go to
2) Donate $15 and receive three game play opportunities.
3) Play a five-minute puzzle game and potentially win over
   $5,000 in prizes.

All donations are tax-deductible and 100 percent of all proceeds go to charity. "Game For Charity radically changes the way charitable organizations can leverage the internet to raise funds," says Roy Rangel, president of the National MS Society's Georgia Chapter. "Typically by the time a charity hosts a fundraiser, such as a golf tournament, it costs 85 cents per every dollar donated, whereas, Game for Charity and an online game tournament only costs 20 cents per dollar, allowing 80 percent of the donation to go directly to the charity."

"It is a pleasure and honor to partner with the MS Society," says Andrew Wells, CEO and co-founder of Game for Charity. Online giving is a small percentage of the $223 billion given by Americans to charitable organizations last year and it's growing by 51 percent a year, according to the ePhilanthropy Foundation. "We are providing innovative charitable organizations with the tools to marry the hyper-growth of online charitable giving with the most popular activity on the web, online games. More than one-third, or 34 percent of Internet users in the U.S. play games on the Internet at least once per week, according to Parks Associates, a research & analysis firm."

About Rezilio:

Rezilio products and services include: not-for-profit through Game for Charity, consumer gaming portals Playzi, and skilled gaming technology and casual game development through the corporate office of Rezilio

About National MS Society - Georgia Chapter

MS stops people from moving. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society exists to make sure it doesn't. We help each person address the challenges of living with MS, and through our 50 state network of chapters, we fund more MS research, provide more services to people with MS, offer more professional education and further more advocacy efforts than any other MS organization in the world. The Society is dedicated to achieving a world free of MS. We are people who want to do something about MS now. Join the movement at

Studies show that early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can reduce future disease activity and improve quality of life for many people with multiple sclerosis. Talk to your health care professional and contact the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at or 1-800-344-4867 to learn about ways to help manage multiple sclerosis and about current research that may one day reveal a cure.

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