Back in the month of May Blizzard had announced a new skin for their character from Overwatch which they call the “Pink Mercy” skin. While almost all skins in-game come from loot boxes or by using in-game money to purchase it, this skin was a direct purchase for $14.99. The good thing about this was that 100% of the funds from the purchase would go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. In their news post, Blizzard states that they raised more than $12.7 Million (USD) just from skin purchases and T-shirt purchases.
In addition to that, another $130,000 USD was raised through donations on Twitch. Blizzard goes on to state that this was the largest donation by a corporate partner within one year in BCRF’s 25-year history. It’s always good to see gamers and the gaming community coming together for a good cause and it’s also good to see that it isn’t going to a shady organisation. Thanks to all the people who supported this cause as this could help find a cure for Breast Cancer and maybe, this could be the start of something positive where-in more companies could do similar things to help other causes as well.
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