Sarah’s Mech donations exceed $50,000 in just a few days and charity Mech is featured on Canadian news station CBC.
Sarah’s Jenner and Cancer Research
During May 2013, the community was moved by the early death of one of the youngest Mechwarriors, Sarah. The community asked for a special edition Mech whose earnings should go directly to cancer research. PGI heard the pleas of the community and moved quickly to make this awesome idea a reality. Now the Sarah Jenner Mech is live for only 10$. I have compiled a custom mini-FAQ, but you can check out the official FAQ, as well. They already raised over 15,000$ in the first couple hours. As a proud Mechwarrior and having close relatives taken from me by cancer, I have already purchased mine, too. What are you waiting for? Be a hero today!
Note, that the offer is only valid until August 20th and will never ever be available again after that point.
Links to click on
- Official Sarah’s Jenner MWOMercs web page – Go there to buy your Mech now and donate directly to Cancer Research.
- Forum Thread that started the fundraiser - Read through these moving articles to see where all this started.
- Original Forum thread about Sarah – The tragic story started over here.
- Cancer Research Canada – This is where all the money will go to. PGI does not earn anything on this.
- Complete official Sarah’s Jenner FAQ page – The most important points are listed here, but be sure to read the official FAQ before doing anything else.
The Mech Specs
Although nobody should really care about that, here is it for the stats-nuts. The Mech’s paint job is inspired by the original fundraiser thread and is definitely unique. The hardpoints are that of a Jenner JR7-D, already one of the best Mechs out there and, most importantly, Sarah’s favourite Mech. The armament is also inspired by Sarah’s preferences: 4x Medium Lasers and 2x StreakSRM2. A beast on the battlefield.
Sarah’s Mech Mini-FAQ
Q: When I buy Sarah’s Mech, does the full $10 go to the Canadian Cancer Society?
A: 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society, net of applicable Sales Taxes and third-party transaction fees such as credit card and payment processing fees. These fees typically represent less than 4%. For clarity, IGP and PGI are not keeping any money from the donated funds.
Q: Can I buy Sarah’s Mech for MC?
A: No. The nature of this charitable transaction prevents us from accepting MC as a donation currency. We’ve been working hard to ensure that all funds from this initiative go directly to charity; this is completely separate from other in-game purchases.
Q: Why isn’t Sarah’s Mech in my MechBay immediately after I’ve purchase it from the buy page?
A: In order to accommodate this special charity sale, our payment system is completely separate from our other game purchases. Sarah’s Mech will appear in-game on August 23. We may be able to add Sarah’s Mech earlier in batches, but the feasibility of this will be determined by our developers at our regular scheduled maintenance periods. Rest assured, we’ll do our best to get Sarah’s Mech to you as quickly as we can after you’ve made your purchase, but no later than August 23.
Q: Do I need a Mech Bay?
A: No – we are also bundling a special Mech Bay that is exclusively attached to Sarah’s Mech, which cannot be used with other `Mechs.
Q: Will Sarah’s Mech have the regular stats and pilot tree?
A: Sarah Jenner Variant will be treated as a regular JR7-D for the purposes of Stat tracking and Pilot Tree upgrades. Sarah’s Mech provides a 10% XP boost per match played.
Q: What is the refund policy for this particular Mech?
A: There will be no refunds of Sarah’s Mech, as the proceeds are donated directly to charity.
Q: Will this Mech ever become available again after the August 20th cut-off?
A: No – this is your only chance to get this once-in-a-lifetime ‘Mech. Be a hero and just do it!
Q: Can I spend more than $10 on Sarah’s Mech?
A: No. Donations beyond the $10 promotion will have to be done directly to the charity of your choice.
Q: Can Sarah’s Mech colours be changed.
Q: Can I get a tax receipt for my donation?
A: You will receive a receipt through our payment provider with your purchase. However, we are unable to issue you a charitable tax receipt. If you wish to make a donation and receive a tax receipt, we encourage you to donate directly to your local cancer society.
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