Blizzard has teamed up with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation to bring a new Pink Mercy Skin to Overwatch, with all proceeds from sales of the skin going towards research into a cure for breast cancer. The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is the world's largest private funder of vital research into the disease, supporting the work of 275 scientists around the world.
"The most common cancer in women worldwide, breast cancer is very close to the Overwatch team’s heart, with many of their friends and family having been personally affected by the devastating disease," the press release states. "The team is dedicated to helping advance breast cancer research, and Overwatch players can join us in supporting this noble cause."
You can purchase the Pink Mercy Skin for Overwatch from now until 21st May for $14.99/£12.79 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, with 100% of proceeds raised going to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Here’s a short video trailer for your viewing pleasure:
As someone who works with charities on a weekly basis in my free time I can tell you any contribution is helpful and if you can’t donate as much as the skin costs I implore you to give a dollar to the foundation over on their website here:
bcrf . org
Also to see what else Overwatch is doing to raise awareness and money for the cause check out their page here:
playoverwatch . com/en-gb/blog/21758132?dm_i=XF5,5MMJ4,NE9W9L,LVQW7,1