Overwatch fights breast cancer with a pink Mercy

I hope that we can agree that pink is, hands down, an awesome color. It’s saucy, it’s edgy, and it goes so well with black. Pink is also the color that represents the fight against breast cancer, which I also hope we can agree is a worthy cause.

You know who else likes pink? Overwatch’s Mercy, who is sporting the color this month to do her part to bring healing to the real world. From now through May 21st, players can buy Mercy’s limited-edition skin and have all of the proceeds go toward the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

“Blizzard Entertainment will donate 100% the proceeds that it receives from all Pink Mercy skin sales to BCRF, with a guaranteed minimum donation of $250,000 (USD),” the studio promised. “The total donation amount will be disclosed after the campaign concludes on May 21st.”

Players can also become involved this month by buying an actual Mercy t-shirt, logging in to unlock a free BCRF icon, and watch charity streams for sprays.

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Bryan Correll

I hope that we can agree that pink is, hands down, an awesome color. It’s saucy, it’s edgy, and it goes so well with black.

Did Uta pay you for that?

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whowutwhen

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Datom

Except Activision/Blizzard actually did some research and picked a good one:
https://www.charitywatch.org/ratings-and-metrics/breast-cancer-research-foundation/117

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camren_rooke

Thanks for the link Datom!

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Randy Savage

Breast cancer already gets four times the funding of prostate cancer. How about a little diversity?

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Bree Royce

Not sure if serious… tons of gaming studios participate in Movember every single year.

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Randy Savage

I’ll be on the lookout when it next rolls around since I don’t recall any major gaming company making any big effort with it. Maybe next month we’ll get something for Father’s Day since this Mercy skin is seemingly for Mother’s Day.

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Jack Pipsam

I assume because it’s almost Mothers Day and breast cancer is something which affects or has taken the mothers of many.

Blizzard of course should be encouraged to do more of these for different causes, but that doesn’t take away Breast Cancer being a pretty big deal for many.

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Harry Koala

It’s about two times more actually, not four. And the two cancers affect rather different demographics (gender aside): women under 60 who get breast cancer have around a 10-15% mortality rate while men under 60 who get prostate cancer have a 1% or so mortality rate. Breast cancer is also significantly more common in the under 60s than prostate cancer.

Prostate cancer on the other have becomes both more prevalent and more deadly in older groups.

Fair or not, the differing demographics mean that the cancers have different societal (and economic) impacts beyond merely looking at the total incidence.

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Randy Savage

I’m seeing statistics that contradict yours. Either way, it all comes down to the fact that men have always been disposable. Save the women and children first because they’re more important for the survival of the species. To hell with the men and their issues. Men actually don’t have any issues because yadda yadda patriarchy.

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camren_rooke

Mebbe a Torbjorn skin in dark brown?