Playing with purpose: Video games that fight breast cancer

Gaming, Nintendo, Xbox 360

Limited edition Madden NFL 09 Pink with Brett Favre

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, and to honor the fight Electronic Arts has released a limited edition of Madden NFL 09 with its cover framed in a pink ribbon — the international symbol of breast cancer awareness. Part of the proceeds from the Target-exclusive game will go to the Deanna Favre HOPE Foundation.

Deanna, the wife of ’09 Madden cover boy and ultimate flip-flopper Brett Favre, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004. She survived the disease and became involved in educating women about its prevention.

The Wii version costs $49.99 and the Xbox 360 version costs $59.99.

Limited edition pink ribbon Nintendo DS

Amazon is selling a limited-edition, polar-white Nintendo DS emblazoned with a pink ribbon — a portion of their proceeds will go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Specifically, $5 from every $129.99 pink-ribbon DS purchased will go to the foundation, with Nintendo pledging a minimum of $100,000.

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