Overwatch Fans Raised Over $12 Million for Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Blizzard is showing its appreciation to Overwatch fans today after the final tally has come in for the Mercy pink skin they sold a few months ago. The company revealed today that they raised $12.7 million dollars from sales of the $15 skin and the $30 t-shirt, all of which will be going to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

That's an amazing achievement from the community as the exclusive skin was up for only a couple weeks and has not been given away or sold since. We're pretty confident if the skin stayed online for a few more weeks, that total would be much higher. We have a snippet from the official press release about the total below.

Overwatch Fans Raised Over $12 Million for Breast Cancer Research Foundation

This is the largest donation by a corporate partner within one year in BCRF's 25-year history, and it's all because of you.

In addition to picking up the charity skin, players showed their support for the cause by purchasing thousands of limited-edition Pink Mercy T-shirts, available for men and women, designed by community artist VICKISIGH.

Charity stream viewers, rejoice! In addition to the $12.7 million raised through sales of the skin and T-shirt, you separately raised over $130,000 USD in donations watching 14 different Overwatch stars stream on Twitch.

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About Gavin Sheehan

Gavin is the current Games Editor for Bleeding Cool. He has been a lifelong geek who can chat with you about comics, television, video games, and even pro wrestling. He can also teach you how to play Star Trek chess, be your Mercy on Overwatch, recommend random cool music, and goes rogue in D&D. He also enjoys hundreds of other geeky things that can't be covered in a single paragraph. Follow @TheGavinSheehan on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Vero, for random pictures and musings.
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