Blizzard’s first charity skin, Pink Mercy, has already raised $10 millions dollars for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, which is an insane amount of money.
Blizzard released Pink Mercy a little over a week ago with the goal of raising money for charity. The money would go to the BCRF, which is according to Kaplan, one of the most trustworthy and integral private funders of breast cancer research. The skin is on sale for $15 dollars and 100% of the proceeds will go to the BCRF. They also released absolutely stunning Pink Mercy T-shirts along with the skin and have organized multiple charity streams. The skin will be on sale for 3 more days, until May 21.
In a recent tweet from the official Overwatch account, they revealed that they were closing in on raising $10 million dollars. This means that at least 600,000 skins have been sold. While this is certainly a staggering amount, these numbers could definitely be much higher with Overwatch’s player base of 40 million players worldwide. Blizzard has said that they would like everyone’s support until the event is officially finished, after which they will reveal the total amount of money raised.
“We still need you!” ?
Thanks to the generosity of everyone who’s purchased the Pink Mercy skin so far, we’re closing in on raising $10M USD to support @BCRFcure.
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) May 17, 2018
Charity streams are still going on until the final day of the event. Players and fans can officially donate money through these streams. If you don’t have money to spare, you can just tune into the streams to show your support and earn special rewards like sprays and player icons. The full streaming schedule can be found on the official Blizzard website.
The BCRF has stated on their official website, “Blizzard Entertainment has made an incredible commitment to activate change for women’s health by mobilizing the gaming community worldwide to raise critical funds for lifesaving cancer research. We are deeply appreciative to Blizzard for their support of BCRF and our mission to be the end of breast cancer.”