I logged onto Overwatch last night and noticed the splash screen was a different than the normal and events one. It was Mercy in a new costume that kind of reminded me of the pink ribbon. For those who know me know two things: I don’t talk much about myself, and I hate the Susan G. Coleman (SGC) charity with a fiery passion that burns with the intensity of a thousand suns.
Quick backstory, I lost my mom at a young age [I was 16] due to breast cancer. She fought hard for eight years and she did go into remission. However, the doctor who checked her, only checked the affected area and didn’t do a full body check so the cancer cells spread to other parts of her body. You can see where things end up. During those eight years, my sisters and I reached out countless times to SGC for help. We weren’t expecting much, but just a little support and maybe where to find resources in our area. They were unresponsive, most of the time. Towards the end of her battle, the last time we reached out, what we heard back basically amounted to ‘your mother’s case isn’t marketable.’ No apology, no that’s not what we do, and nothing positive. That is neither here or there.
At first I was hesitant considering most breast cancer related stuff is always SGC in some for or another. The completionist in me needed this skin. After some research I discovered the charity they were supporting is none other than The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). Their goal is to advance the world’s most promising research to eradicate breast cancer. Plus, more than 90% of all donations ACTUALLY goes to research. More information can be found at bcrf.org.
So of course I had to buy this skin. Even though it was roughly $15 USD, it is nice to know that all my money will be going to a GREAT cause. You should really check it out and buy the skin if you can.
More information about this event can be found on Overwatch’s site here.
I just wanted to share a tidbit of my happiness and help spread the word in any way I can.