Support Breast Cancer Research With These New Street Fighter V Charity Costumes
Today, Capcom announced that they’re adding new costumes to Street Fighter V to support breast cancer research. Both Ryu and Chun-Li will receive pink hued outfits to raise awareness, selling for $5.99 each or bundled together for $9.99. These charity costumes will be available for a limited time between October 12th and November 12th with 100% of the proceeds going toward the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). Capcom will make a guaranteed minimum donation of $25,000 USD, with additional proceeds coming from the purchases. Capcom will disclose the final donation amount at the end of the campaign.
Breast cancer is the biggest cause of cancer-related deaths among women, with an estimated 685,000 deaths this year alone. On average, every 14 seconds, a woman somewhere in the world is diagnosed with breast cancer. Together, we’re making progress, and deaths have declined 40% since the founding of the BCRF. I’m personally thankful for the BCRF, as it’s thanks to them that my own mother could beat breast cancer. Making this progress, more people around the world can do the same.
“This year, breast cancer became the most common cancer worldwide, impacting 2.3 million people” said BCRF President and CEO Myra Biblowit. “The need for better, more effective treatments have never been greater. We’re grateful for the opportunity to highlight this critical need through Capcom’s wide reach. Through this partnership, we are poised to make a direct and tangible impact on advancing lifesaving science—together.”
Even if you’re not a fan of the costumes themselves, this is a great cause and will hopefully be a great opportunity for the BCRF. Do you plan on picking up these Street Fighter costumes to support breast cancer research? I know I do. If you’re rather donate directly, you can still do so here. Let us know in the comments below what you think and help spread awareness to save more lives!