Why Video Games?

Not only can video games provide an escape from reality for children diagnosed with cancer, they also reduce the stress of being in the hospital.

Over the past 7 years they have shown me how much our lives are affected by cancer. Family, friends, coworkers, and strangers that I've met over the years... we all have the same connection in life, all because of 1 word, Cancer. 
My life has become surrounded by helping people with cancer, from our organization Alex's Arcade-Helping Kids Cope With Cancer to my wife being an infusion nurse at an area hospital. Truth of the matter is...As much as I hate cancer, I love it too... 
I hate how it makes us all have to fight it, yet I love that it brings us all together to fight. 
We may not win every battle, yet I haven't known a fighter that has lost.
Keep fighting the good fight!
James Craven

Alex's Arcade


Alex's Arcade is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides video games as a coping mechanism to children diagnosed with cancer..

Saturday May 5th we had the opportunity to work with the organization childhood cancer organization A Mission of Love. 

A Mission of Love presents kids with the "Best Day at Best Buy. It can be a shopping spree or handpicked gifts specifically for a child in a hospital undergoing  treatment.

Alex's Arcade Foundation was honored to work with them when we presented Andrew with his "Best Day" surprise.

This is Andrew's 2nd bout with cancer at just 9 years old.

Andrew was surprised with a Super Mario Bros.Nintendo DS,, A Mission Love Best Buy Gift Card, and Best Buy threw in their employee discount to help the shopping spree go further.

This wasn't just a Best Day for Andrew, but for us at Alex's Arcade too, to be able to work with another amazing organization to help such a deserving young man.

As a nonprofit childhood cancer awareness organization, the Alex’s Arcade Foundation helps children cope with the diagnosis of cancer by providing an escape from the reality of childhood cancer to the world of video games.

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Princess Party

A Way To Cope

It's that time of year. No, not the yard work time...Golfing time!
More specifically,

Alex's Arcade Foundation's 3rd Annual Tee Off On Childhood Cancer Golf Outing and Dinner time!

Providing video games

as coping mechanism and escape for kids with cancer


Up Coming Events

Inspired by childhood cancer survivor, Alex Craven and his love of video games, Alex's Arcade provides video games to children with cancer to be used as an escape and coping mechanism.


Sunday May 6th Alex's Arcade Foundation held our 1st Princess Party, and Princess Sofia was our guest of honor.

She was all smiles with the Princesses from the amazing organization Crowns Against Cancer

Thank you! The smile you put on her face is something we’ll never forget!

We couldn’t ask for better partners than Terry's Terrace.

From the owners, management and staff... They are big part of what we do to help kids and families escape and cope with the reality of childhood cancer.

We also had the support of JD Marshall and  his organization A Mission Of Love. JD helped keep our own James Craven calm and keep the conversation going.

All of this together shows that we are all in the fight against childhood cancer together, that no child or family ever fights alone, that there is strength in numbers.