Everyone loves blasting zombies -- at least if the number of zombie-themed video games is anything to go by. So why shouldn't it do some good in the process? Besides saving the (virtual) world from a zombie apocalypse, obviously.

Benefit Evil is a fundraising effort set up by five enthusiastic gamers who are keen to kill zombies for children. As such, between October 7 and 9, the team will be indulging in a three day Resident Evil marathon in aid of Child's Play. They'll be livestreaming the event on their website as well as offering audience participation through a chat facility.

The team isn't just sticking to the most well-known Resident Evil titles in their quest either. Over the course of the three days, they'll be playing Resident Evil: Directors Cut, Resident Evil 2, 3, Code Veronica, Zero, 4, 5, Umbrella Chronicles, Outbreak and Outbreak File #2, Survivor, Dead Aim and Dark Side Chronicles along with the Gamecube remake of the original game.

Last year, the team hoped to raise $2,000 from their zombie-slaying efforts and managed to surpass this thanks to some very generous donations. They hope to do even better this year.

Find out more about the charity zombie slaughter on the official website, and keep an eye on the team's efforts between 2pm ET on Friday October 7 until 10pm ET on October 9.

This article originally appeared on GamePro.com as Benefit Evil: Killing Zombies for the Kids