WWE Announces "Connor's Cure Charity Fund"
Posted by Joseph Lee on 06.24.2014
In honor of The Crusher...
WWE has sent out the following press release:
WWEŽ CHIEF BRAND OFFICER STEPHANIE McMAHON ANNOUNCES FORMATION OF "CONNOR'S CURE" CHARITY FUND IN
HONOR OF PITTSBURGH'S CONNOR MICHALEK
STEPHANIE McMAHON AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS THIS TUESDAY
AT 4 PM AT CONSOL ENERGY CENTER
B ROLL OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT WWE SMACKDOWN THAT EVENING
WHAT: WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon and WWE Executive Vice President of Talent, Creative and Live Events, Paul "Triple H" Levesque have announced the formation of "Connor's Cure," a charity that they have personally funded through Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation named in honor of Pittsburgh native Connor Michalek. Connor passed away earlier this year from Medulloblastoma, a rare tumor that affects the brain and spinal cord. Donations to Connor's Cure will provide funds for pediatric brain and spinal cancer research, and medical care for children and their families.
Donations can be made by visiting: www.givetochildrens.org/CONNORSCURE
WHO: Stephanie McMahon, Chief Brand Officer, WWE
WHERE: Consol Energy Center
1001 Fifth Avenue
WHEN: Tuesday, June 24
Media Check-In: 3:45 PM at Consol Energy Center Box Office
Interview Opportunities at 4 PM
BACKGROUND: Through the love of his family and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Connor persevered over his affliction. His fighting spirit made him a local celebrity in Pittsburgh, including getting Superstar treatment from both the Pittsburgh Pirates and WWE. Although Connor lost his battle to cancer, his message of light and love continue to thrive.