Pink Mercy charity campaign raises $12.7 million for breast cancer research

You might remember that in May, you could get a beautiful Pink Mercy skin for $15, or a Pink Mercy T-shirt for $30. That charity campaign has come to a close and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF_ was invited to Blizzard’s campus for a handover of a pretty impressive cheque.

The Overwatch team and director Jeff Kaplan handed over a cheque of $12.7 million, which is just shy of R170 million. This is the biggest donation a single corporate partner has made within a year in the 25 years that BCRF has operated.

The donations come from the money spent on the Pink Mercy skin, the Pink Mercy T-shirt and $130,000 in donations from the 14 Overwatch stars streaming on Twitch. That is a lot of people that bought skins and T-shirts. It is a reminder that gaming can be used as a lodestone to draw people to a common cause and use that energy for something great.

Good job, heroes.

Source: Blizzard

If it has the letters RPG in it, I am there. Still battling with balancing trying to play every single game that grabs my interest, getting 100% in a JRPG, and devoting time to my second home in Azeroth.

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