Overwatch Pink Mercy Skin Raises Over 12.7 Million for Breast Cancer Research

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Blizzard just announced that the Overwatch community has raised over $12.7 million USD to support breast cancer research.

With every purchase of the special Pink Mercy skin during the charity campaign, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation received funds.

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Jeff Kaplan with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Image provided by Blizzard Entertainment.

The campaign not only featured the skin, but also limited-edition shirts that were designed by VICKISIGH, an artist in the Overwatch community.

To put the campaign into perspective, it is the largest donation by a corporate partner within a year in the entire 25-year history of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. In addition to the$12.7 million USD raised, charity stream viewers played their part in it and raised over $130,000 USD.

Over the two-week course of the charity campaign, the Overwatch community also took part in fantastic fanart and even cosplay.

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Mercy cosplay by RinnieRiot. Image provided by Blizzard Entertainment.
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Mercy artwork by Hage_2013. Image provided by Blizzard Entertainment.

Jeff Kaplan and the Overwatch team themselves even celebrated the success at a special presentation. The world could always use more heroes, and sometimes, they come in the form of dedicated people within the Overwatch community.


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