Level up! Gaming for breast cancer research

Meet the Zero Hero Elite, virtual avatars that represent the real heroes of the National Breast Cancer Foundation – researchers, volunteers, speakers, fundraisers, and donors.

Australian gamers and their communities are coming together this September to support life-saving breast cancer research

If you’re particularly stoked on the ’T’ in STEM (technology), chances are you play, stream or watch video games. And if you’re an eLearning student in lockdown? You probably haven’t been further than 5km from your console in weeks!

This September (6-12) the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is giving you yet another excuse to level up – clocking screen time in exchange for some seriously game-changing research funds. Because with 1 in 7 Australian women faced with a diagnosis in their lifetimes (a huge 20,030 this year) research into the most diagnosed cancer in the country has never been so important.

Host a game-viewing party, live stream or button mashing marathon – IRL or on Twitch – and the Zero Hero Elite will offer tips and tools along the way to help you raise the most cash.

The best news? You can literally choose any game you like! But by picking one of the five NBCF virtual avatars to accompany you (Research Revenger, Countdown Crusader, Pink Paladin, Ribbon Raiser or Herald) your quest to zero deaths will hopefully be a winner.

Head here to say game over to breast cancer (and hello to approximately 343 more hours of uninterrupted gaming time).

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Cassie Steel

Author: Cassie Steel

As Refraction’s digital editor, Cassie Steel spends her days researching robots and stalking famous scientists on Twitter.

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