Apparently, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and Microsoft have created a special edition of their popular Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000 to draw attention to the campaign.
For every special edition mouse (decked out in fetching pink, as seen right) sold between September 1st 2010 and September 11th 2011, Microsoft will donate $4 to the Susan G Komen for the Cure foundation.
That works out to roughly 10% of the purchase price, not including postage and taxes. While this might seem a little on the low side for a company as profitable as Microsoft, they have announced that they will be donating at least a quarter of a million dollars, regardless of sales.
So that's alright then.
Breast cancer is the most common form of non-skin cancer among women, and if caught early enough, easily treatable. According to the American Cancer Society, every 23 seconds someone in the world is diagnosed, and it's good to see a small part of our hard earned cash going to fight such a pervasive social ill.
The special edition mouse is only available in the US for now, so our American readers can hasten here to pick one up.