Entertainment 2.10.2018 11:41 am

rAge cosplayers to raise money for cancer research

Coplayers can raise cancer awareness at rAge this weekend.

Coplayers can raise cancer awareness at rAge this weekend.

Cosplayers from the game ‘Overwatch’ can raise funds for the Cancer Association of South Africa and win some cool prizes while they’re at it.

South Africa’s biggest gaming and cosplay expo, rAge, is holding a competition to raise awareness and funding for the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA).

With October marking the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, rAge’s organisers are offering entrants the chance to help out with a good cause and to win some nifty prizes while they’re at it.

The competition will be open to cosplayers who dress up as characters from the game Overwatch, and volunteers will be educating attendees about cancer, asking for donations, and rewarding donors with pink ribbons.

“A simple donation will see the entrant go into a draw for a whole host of special goodies, including NAG hampers, a hand-painted Spider-Gwen figurine, a 3D-printed Pink Mercy prop gun replica, Funko Pop figures, and my personal favourite… A set of custom-made wings chosen by the winner,” said the contest organiser Bronwyn Scott.

“I was blown away by the amount of support that this initiative has received from an organisation, sponsor and volunteer point of view. Everyone wants to do something small to help out, and in doing so we have the opportunity to make a big impact.”

According to rAge’s official site, the competition will run for the duration of the month, closing on 26 October.  The draw will take place on 31 October.

If you want to get your gamer, geek, or cosplay on – and support a worthy cause while you’re at it – head to rAge at the Ticketpro Dome this weekend.

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