Geoff Keighley, PrestonPlayz, CouRage, and more Raise Awareness for Breast Cancer
Frisco, TX – September 27, 2020 – National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. ® (NBCF) announced today the kick-off event for Game Pink, their video game focused fundraising initiative that aims to activate the gaming community to raise awareness and help women and families impacted by breast cancer.
Kicking off on October 3rd, Game Pink is partnering with some of the biggest names in gaming along with developers and brands for Game Pink Live. Hosted by gaming industry veteran Geoff Keighley, Game Pink Live will feature interviews and gameplay from PrestonPlayz, KelseyDangerous, Bugha, JD Witherspoon, CouRage, QuarterJade, dasMEHDI, and many more.
“I’m excited by the opportunity to join Game Pink and the game industry in coming together to help the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s efforts to support women and say game over to breast cancer,” said Geoff Keighley, Game Pink Live’s host.
NBCF is partnering with Xbox to be the official console sponsor for Game Pink Live which will stream from the official Xbox channels and will offer digital content or limited-edition items from Xbox Game Studios titles Sea of Thieves, Halo, and Grounded, as well as Cuphead from Studio MDHR, to help raise funds for patients in need throughout the entire month of October.
In the current COVID climate, support is needed now more than ever as more patients face challenges in getting treatment and flexible access to services.
“There has been a lot of concern this year with everything shutting down to COVID-19 and we unfortunately may see a surge in later stage diagnoses next year due to people putting exams on hold,” said Kevin Hail, President and COO of NBCF. “We’ve had a lot of success with our Game Pink event in the past and now, by expanding our activities, it’s our goal to quadruple past donations and educate the gaming community to help more people and families.”
Knowing that 46% of gamers in the U.S. are female, Game Pink is asking gamers to share their stories of how breast cancer has affected them or someone they know to create a gaming support community. Gamers can enter their stories at www.gamepink.com or on social media at @NBCF using #GamePink. Select submissions will be chosen at random and showcased during Game Pink Live on October 3rd.
“One of the many things I love about the gaming industry is the charitable efforts its community continues to support,” said Chris Erb, CEO of Tripleclix, NBCF’s Gaming Agency. “We have some incredible things planned with the community for October 3rd and beyond.”
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About National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. ®
Recognized as one of the leading breast cancer organizations in the world, National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is Helping Women Now® by providing early detection, education and support services to those affected by breast cancer. A recipient of Charity Navigator’s highest 4-star rating for 14 years, NBCF provides support through their National Mammography Program, Patient Navigation, breast health education, and patient support programs. For more information, please visit https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/
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