Capcom issued two exclusive charity skins for its formative fighter in 2021, which were sold for $5.99 each, with the company promising to donate all proceeds to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).
Yesterday, the publisher disclosed that it had raised an impressive $75,000 USD for the skins, which Capcom claims amounts to around 1500 hours of research on breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, which is still one of the most prevalent forms of the disease, which affects millions of women across the globe every year.
We are happy to announce that $75,000 was raised from our partnership with @BCRFcure, which involves 1,500 hours of research being funded!
???? 100% of these proceeds have been donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Thank you for making this partnership a success! pic.twitter.com/ysJvTI0pNr
Street Fighter (@StreetFighter) June 16, 2022
During the 2021 campaign, breast cancer became the most common cancer in the world, and affected 2.3 million people. We are grateful for the opportunity to share this critical need with Capcoms wide reach. Together, we are poised to have a direct and tangible impact on advancement of lifesaving science.
Ryu and Chun opted for the pink, white, and black stripes on each character costume as a result of the initial sales, which was only limited to purchase for one month. This suggestion will hopefully assist the BCRF in its ongoing and ongoing efforts to eradicate the disease.
If you want to learn more about the foundation and its work, or if you want to make a donation directly to the cause, please visit the official Breast Cancer Research Foundation website.