Logan J. Pazol from Mendon, Massachusetts decided to create a Mitzvah Project that combined his love of video games and the love he feels for his grandmother!
Unfortunately, his grandmother passed away last March from lung cancer. To honor her, Logan and his dad created Donut Fighter, a video game app. They hope to sell 10,000 games to raise money for pediatric cancer research and treatment.
We spoke to Logan to learn more about this creative project:
MM: Why did you decide to take on this particular project?
LP: My grandmother died recently of lung cancer, so I wanted to do something to help people fight the disease. I’m very interested in computers and video games, so I thought that creating a game and selling it on iTunes would be a good way to raise money to help cancer research.
MM: Which charity is benefiting from your project?
LP: All of the proceeds from your purchase go directly to research and treating children with cancer St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
MM: Can you give us details of your Mitzvah Project?
LP: Donut Fighter is a game I created for the iPhone, iPod and iPad. Once the game starts, you box against a giant pink frosted donut with sprinkles. The game lasts for ten rounds with each round more difficult than the last. When you beat the donut in all ten rounds, the game is completed. You can buy Donut Fighter on the iTunes app store for 99 cents. If you do not have a device, and still wish to donate, you can purchase the game on a Mac or PC with the free download of iTunes.
Donut Fighter game app
MM: In your own words, what does it mean to you to do a Mitzvah Project for your Bar Mitzvah?
LP: It means that I am prepared to take on the responsibilities of the Mitzvot and shows you I am capable of following them.
MM: How are you getting the word out about Donut Fighter?
LP: Information about the game can be found on the iTunes App store. Stories about my project have been on the Fox 25 News, in the Miford Daily News, and the Worcester Telegram-Gazzette. We have submitted stories to technology sites and the MacDailyNews posted it. There is a Facebook page for Jimmy the Fighting Donut created to help awareness. You can help by clicking here to “like.”
MM: Anything else we need to know about your Mitzvah Project?
LP: We are planning on selling Donut Fighter until my Bar Mitzvah on March 3rd but if sales are still strong, we will keep it going.
We hope our readers will help out Logan and buy Donut Fighter! Thank you for sharing this project with our readers.