Overwatch partners with Breast Cancer Research Foundation for ‘Pink Mercy’ Charity Skin
From May 8-21, Blizzard Entertainment will donate 100% of the proceeds received for the purchase of the Overwatch ‘Pink Mercy’ skin to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
About Overwatch Blizzard’s Overwatch is a highly stylized team-based shooter set on a near-future earth with more than 35 million players globally. The award-winning video game features a cast of 27 unique heroes, each bringing their own abilities to battle on objective-based maps set across the world. The world could always use more heroes, both in-game and out—which is why Overwatch has partnered with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation to work toward a cure for breast cancer.
Supporting Breast Cancer Research
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is the world’s largest private funder of breast cancer research, supporting the work of 275 scientists at leading medical and academic institutions in 15 countries across six continents. 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 team is dedicated to helping advance breast cancer research, and Overwatch players can join us in supporting this noble cause.
As a brilliant scientist and the guardian angel of Overwatch, Dr. Angela Ziegler, known by her codename Mercy, has dedicated her life to helping and healing others. From May 8-21, players can show their support for breast cancer research as Mercy, in her new Pink Mercy skin. Blizzard Entertainment will donate 100% of the proceeds received for the purchase of the Pink Mercy skin to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Together, we can take steps toward eradicating breast cancer.
For more information on the Pink Mercy skin and related charity initiatives, please visit our official blog post.