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Iowa City Extra Lifer Creates Twitter Page to Increase Access to COVID-19 Vaccines

Brian Finley has been an Extra Life player for the past 8 years and has collectively raised over $25,000 to support the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital. His incredible efforts don’t end there, though. In light of the challenges brought to the world by COVID-19, Brian has chosen, yet again, to be a helper.

While searching for vaccine openings for himself and his family he noticed how challenging it was to find openings near him that worked with his schedule. This led him to launch the Iowa Vaccine Alerts (@IAVaccineAlerts) Twitter page. It has reached 34k followers in only a month and helped thousands get themselves and their loved ones vaccinated.

Brian is refusing to accept donations from grateful followers, instead sharing several organizations they can donate to. One of those is his Extra Life page to support UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital. His donations page is flooded with messages of gratitude for helping his fellow Iowans. He has even created a Minnesota Vaccine Alerts page to help our northern neighbors.

Thank you for everything you do to support our patients, families, hospital, and fellow Iowans, Brian!

If you’d like to support his Extra Life fundraising efforts click here.