Mafia Wars' War Wagon: Buy one and help Huntington's Disease patients

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War WagonStarting this Friday at midnight through Oct. 21, for every War Wagon bought in the Mafia Wars Marketplace for 35 Reward Points, or around $8, Zynga will donate 100 percent of the proceeds (no frontsies-backsies this time) to the Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA). The War Wagon, which boasts 77 Attack and 33 Defense, will only be around for this event, so consider it a collector's item with a purpose. I guess you don't see many of those these days, huh?

More specifically, the proceeds will go to HDSA's Coalition for a Cure, a global collective of scientists working on breakthroughs and advanced treatment for this currently incurable neurological disorder. Huntingdon's Disease affects one in every 10,000 with loss of muscle coordination and dementia. Six months ago, Zynga collaborated with the HDSA on a similar project, raising over $100,000 for the program through 50 percent of proceeds from the Exploding Teddy Bear.

Now that Zynga will be providing 100 percent of the proceeds, the HDSA should at the very least get $200,000 for their extremely important research, but it doesn't have to stop there. Get ready to go to war yet again, but this time with feeling.

[Via Mafia Wars Blog]

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